I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Lemon Cardamon Loaf

Cardamon is not a spice I usually use but have discovered that it can add an aromatic kick to some recipes. Like the citrus boost it gives this lemon loaf. This is not a cakey loaf but rather a firm pick-a-slice-up-with-your-hands loaf!
3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1  1/2 cups flour
1 cup icing sugar
3 eggs
zest of 1 lemon
2 tsps cardamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tsps lemon juice

1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tbsps lemon juice
1/4 tsp cardamon

Beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy, then beat in the eggs. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cardamon and zest together and add to the wet ingredients.

Grease and flour a 9 X 5" loaf pan. Pour the batter in then bake at 350°F for 40-45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
Cool in pan 5-10 minutes then remove to cool on a rack covered with a dish towel.
When completely cooled mix the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over the top of the loaf.
I like only a little glaze but if you like more feel free to double the glaze recipe.


  1. It turned out wonderfully. Everyone at my work enjoyed it. I’m going to pair this with tea one afternoon.