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When yellow squash and zucchini are plentiful and you’ve made very possible recipe you can think of, I go to the web and try to find something different to make.  This bread was a phenomenal find. I’ve always been fond of lemon cake and this bread is addictive. No, you can’t have just one slice, I guarantee it!

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LEMON YELLOW SUMMER SQUASH BREAD

There is no reason you couldn’t substitute zucchini in this recipe; would be pretty with the green zucchini and yellow lemon zest!  I did not make the Sweet Roasted Lemon Garnish).
Serves: 2 loaves
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups grated summer squash
For the Glaze:
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
For the Sweet Roasted Lemon Garnish (edible and optional!):
  • 1 lemon, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced, seeds removed
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour 2 regular loaf pans or 4 mini pans.
  3. Mix butter, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Add eggs one at a time and once all are incorporated beat for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  5. Sift flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and mix thoroughly.
  6. Add squash and stir just to blend.
  7. Pour into prepared pans and bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes for small loaf pans or 1 hour for regular size loaf pans.
  8. Allow the pan to cool; remove the bread and place top down on a serving plate (makes for a nice presentation for the glaze and lemons).
Make the Roasted Lemons:
  1. Cook lemon slices in a medium saucepan of boiling water 2 minutes to remove bitterness. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Gently toss lemon slices with sugar, and 1 Tbsp. oil in a medium bowl. Spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until lemons are no longer wet and only slightly colored, 15–20 minutes. Let cool.
Make the Glaze:
  1. Combine the melted butter and powdered sugar and stir until smooth; add the lemon juice and lemon zest and stir to combine.
  2. Add water or milk if necessary to get the right consistency.
  3. Pour the glaze over the top; covering it completely and letting excess dribble down the sides.
  4. Arranged sweet, roasted lemons on top.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe from CreativeCulinary.com

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