Monday, January 2, 2012

Lemon Bread — Just Like Mother Used to Make

Jerry's mother, Alice, had a great lemon bread recipe that we (Jerry) are, so far, unable to reproduce here in Spain because it requires pre-packaged ingredients that we (Jerry) haven't been able to find. However, when I mentioned the recipe in a recent post, I received a lot of requests for it. So, here it is in Alice's own hand. If you have any questions, let me know. (And I'll ask Jerry for the answers.)


23 comments:

  1. Thank you for this, Mitch -- it will be appearing on a dining table near me very soon.

    A very Happy 2012 to you and Jerry! Getting to know you was the big blogger event of last year for me.

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  2. OOPS! It's not in Alice's own hand. It's in Jerry's own hand. You'd think I'd recognize that after 30 years!

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  3. Will:
    You are an absolute sweetheart. Thanks for the new friendship and the kindness!

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  4. Like mother, like son, I guess! Love these old recipes. Sometimes it is difficult to understand the language from so long ago.....like a 'pinch' of this or that! These are to be cherished for sure. This can be translated by Jerry if you wish! lol

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  5. Yum...think I can make it and send you some?

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  6. Tiger Chanter:
    It is. And easy.

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  7. Jim:
    Jerry once tried writing a recipe from something his grandmother (Alice's mother) made from memory. As for ingredient amounts, she would say, "Not too much." "Not too little." He asked her to be more specific and she said, "You'll know when it's right."

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  8. kisatrtle:
    You just make it and let us know you've enjoyed it!

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  9. Will have to try it. You changed your blog. So hard for me to read white on black. :~(

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  10. Nubian:
    Hope you enjoy the lemon bread.

    Thanks for the feedback about the blog. I figured it was time for a change and, since, a lot of my highlighted text in earlier posts is yellow, I couldn't go with a white background. I'll play around with colors and see if I can make it easier to read.

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  11. I love these minimalist recipes. I have some from my mother - very light on instructions, leaving quite a lot open to interpretation!

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  12. Judith:
    Open-for-interpretation is a very dangerous phrase for me when it comes to recipes. But, I did actually make this recipe myself once (open a box, open a box seemed manageable) and I was a success. I wasn't creative enough to realize anything was open for interpretation.

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  13. Have you tried this website: http://www.americanfood4u.com/ they deliver allover Europe.

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  14. This is my kind of recipe -- one that uses prepackaged goods!! I love these kinds of handwritten recipes. They usually work out really well.

    Hope 2012 brings you lots of love, fun and adventure!

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  15. Mmmm......yummy!One of my favourite cakes is Lemon Drizzle. Just the thought of it makes me salivate maybe it should be called Lemon Dribble?!

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  16. A beautiful recipe passed down. It reminds me how much I love this loaf and I will definitely be making it! Thank you for your inspiration this year and a happy New Year to you both.

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  17. Peter:
    Thanks so much for the link. I'll check it out, but we plan to adapt to our new home and not fret about what we can't find/make here.

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  18. Jenners:
    It makes my mouth water just thinking about this lemon brea.

    Hope 2012 brings you the same!

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  19. the cuby poet:
    See my previous response (typo and all) to Jenners... dribble is definitely appropriate.

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  20. Jeff:
    I'l get vicarious pleasure through your enjoyment of lemon bread this year. Thank YOU likewise for the inspiration!

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  21. I enjoy finding recipes like this; the tradition of passing them from person to person and generation to generation.

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  22. Ur-spo:
    This is amazingly delicious lemon bread... and my kind of recipe (i.e., easy).

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