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Layered Lemon Bread

What better way to celebrate winter than with lemons! Yes, lemons. A couple years ago pull apart breads were all the rave on social media food feeds. While I can make lovely homemade bread (well, sometimes), I like every other working woman lacks the time. With a true winter raging outside I found myself with nothing but time to cook and bake. Dinner was a simple chili (what a debacle!) but dessert was Lemon Pull-Apart Bread.

Modifications Made:
No icing needed.  Vanilla extract was reduced by half and the half was replaced with lemon extract.  Zest for filling was doubled.

Scaled for Likability: Great
It was really beyond great!  It was great, great.  It was an entire loaf consumed in one sitting.  

Edit Feb 14, 2021:
Today the bread was made again and served with icing.  Icing was nice but the bread did not need the extra sweet layer.  However, the extra lemon taste was great.

Edit Feb 16, 2021:
Oh my word, winter is STILL here with no end in sight.  Three days in freezing weather, no power, no running water.  What to do?  What to do?  Thank the table counterpart for filling up the propane bottles last week.  40 gallons of propanes means this table can nice warm meals.  Like lemon bread.  Yes!  Well, not really warm.  Before it was consumed it had chilled as it is colder in Texas than in Canada and Alaska right now.  The bread was made to keep the kitchen warm and before we could eat it, it damn near froze.  Oh well, it was still very, very good.  And nothing cheers the heart and soul like good food..

Not a bad picture for candle light and phone flashlight.

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