Makes 1 loaf
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup nuts, chopped fine
Grated rind of 1 Mayer lemon
1/4 cup sugar
Juice of 1 Mayer Lemon
Cream the shortening and sugar; mix in eggs.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
Alternately add the flour mixture and the milk to shortening mixture, stirring constantly.
Mix in the nuts and lemon rind.
Bake in a greased 5x9 inch loaf pan in a 350º oven for 1 hour.
Combine 1/4 cup sugar with the lemon juice and pour over the top of the loaf when it comes from the oven (poke a few holes in the bread top with a toothpick so the lemon-sugar mixture is better integrated in the bread--the glaze is great!)
(an Herb Day 2015 hospitality table recipe)