1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature or melted
2 tsp fresh grated lemon zest
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, if you feel that is too much citrus you can cut in half for a more subtle lemon flavor
For brushing the top of the loaf 10 minutes before its done.
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour loaf pan and set aside. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl combine egg, milk, butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Add this mixture to bowl of dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Batter should appear to be slightly lumpy.
Add batter to loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, then take loaf pan out of oven and using a pastry or basting brush, lightly brush lemon/sugar mixture over loaf then place back into oven for an additional 5-10 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.
While loaf is cooling brush lemon/sugar mixture over the top once more. This with give a slightly sweet taste and a shine to the top of the loaf.
Once cooled completely remove from loaf pan, slice and serve.