What else? I still need to use up all those limes!
The recipe was quite simple:
For the bread:
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
the grated zest of 2 large limes (1½ teaspoons)
the juice of 1 lime
1½ cups flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2/3 cup Half and Half
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
For the glaze (optional, I did not make it):
2/3 cup confectioners sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons lime juice
Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Cream the butter and sugar. Add lime juice, grated lime zest and eggs; beat well. Combine dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture alternating with the Half and Half until it's all incorporated into the batter. Fold in the nuts. Pour into the pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for about five minutes, invert and place in serving platter.
Make glaze by combining the confectioner's sugar and enough lime juice to desired consistency. Drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely.
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This bread was absolutely delicious. I chose not to make the glaze because I wanted to keep it light and not too sweet. I loved it. I think next time, though, I will try it with the glaze just so I can have a second viewpoint.
I sat in the backyard with my cup of coffee and a slice of bread . . . and savored a perfect summer day . . .