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Citrus Swirled Loaf is a fresh lemon bread with swirls of lemon and lime curd baked right in for a wonderful citrus taste. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.
As I write this post, I am looking around at my apartment at the boxes piled up. My old coffee table and end tables are now gone. They were the very last piece of furniture from my marriage. When I moved into this apartment, I got rid of all the furniture except those coffee table/ end tables set. Why? Because it was the only furniture I was allowed to pick out with my ex-husband. Plus I like them and went with my living room decor.
Why now did I get rid of them if I liked the? Well, they are now 11 years old and they are starting to look like it. So a co-worker took them to repurpose them. I ordered a new coffee table/ end table/ sofa table for the new apartment. Plus I am getting a new dining room set. I applied for financing to get this new furniture and I was approved for $1450. That made me so happy because 2.5 years ago, I applied to get financing for a new mattress set and I was approved for $600. Now this is double, that means my credit has improved so much! I am more excited about that then getting the new furniture!
When I moved 2.5 years ago into this apartment I am currently, it was the start of redoing me. It was me putting my past behind and healing the hurt. The apartment I moved from then was the apartment my ex put me in when he told me I had 2 weeks to move out, that was divorcing me. So that apartment was filled with pain.
Now this soon to be old apartment I call my rebuilding apartment. It was a cheaper rent, which I needed, so I could rebuild my credit and my life. Sure I had to put up with living in an area that is, well not a great area to live let’s say, and I had to tolerate a downstairs, lazy, pig of a neighbor. Sometimes you need to take a step down in order to build yourself back up. That is what I am doing as I am preparing to move
Sometimes you need to take a step down in order to build yourself back up. That is what I am doing as I am preparing to move into this condo I am going to be renting, I am transitioning to a better life. It in a much nicer area, and even as my friend who came over to help load the tables into her van so we could take to my co-worker place, said, “Deanna, your new place is so much nicer than this place, it is a huge improvement.” Course she said that as she was looking at the entryway and that mess my neighbor has in it.
Course she said that as she was looking at the entryway and that mess my neighbor has in it. She is right, it is a huge improvement. I am so excited about the new chapter this condo will be for me. Trust me, I am not going to miss coming home to and seeing a mess of an entryway full of junk. I only have 2 weeks left of seeing that mess.
I am a big fan of lemons. I love the lemony taste, I just love lemons. The one thing I always am trying to perfect is actually a lemon loaf. I love Starbucks lemon loaf, and yes I have tried some those copycat versions of that lemon loaf, but to me, they simply are not the same thing. I really wanted something with a nice lemony taste.
I was in the store and I saw a jar of Dickinson’s Lime Curd, and next to it was the Dickinson’s Lemon curd, that was when inspiration hit me. Why not add swirls of these curds to a lemon loaf. That experimenting resulted in a great recipe. It gave the loaf that citrus taste I want in a loaf.
- 2 1 cups ⁄4 all-purpose flour
- 3 cup ⁄4 milk
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 1 3 teaspoons ⁄4 baking powder
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
- 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
- 1 1 cups ⁄4 granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons lemon curd
- 2 tablespoons lime curd
- 1 cup ⁄3 confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease bottom only of 4 mini loaf pans or 2 regular loaf pans
- In a large mixer bowl combine all bread ingredients, except the curds
- Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until all ingredients are mixed well; about three minutes total.
- Pour the batter half way into prepared pans.
- Evenly distribute the curds, alternating the lemon and lime on top the batters in the pans.
- Pour the remaining batter on top to cover the curds.
- Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of loaf comes out clean.
- Place bread on wire rack to cool.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together glaze ingredients.
- Drizzle glaze over warm bread.
- If you use regular metal bread pans, allow the bread to cool 10 minutes then loosen around the edge with a knife.
- Carefully tip the loaves over and remove bread from pans. Place them on the wire rack to cool completely.
- Slice them up and ENJOY!