I'm here and I'm alive! It's the middle of the summer season here in Ireland (yes, even though it definitely doesn't feel like summer, with all that wind and rain...). Summer season means holidays, which means lots of visitors to this Green Isle, and Kerry is one of the most visited destinations - really no surprise here, with that stunning wild Atlantic coastline, mountains with Carrantouhill and many, many more (not to mention Irish pubs and Guinness!). All that means that hotels, and restaurants within them are busy, crazy busy on times, and that's exactly where I work :) but after coming home, usually all I want to do is just collapse on my couch, which luckily I sometimes get to do. Unfortunately all that means that when I cook/bake (which I'm still doing!) I just simply don't have that much time to take photos, write up posts etc. But I'm trying hard to change that - it's all about that time management! I know I can conquer it! ;)
This lemon loaf is simply delicious, and while I'm not the biggest fan of lemony bakes (they usually taste artificial to me) I really, really like this one! Don't be scared or intimidated by the fact that it is yeast dough, it's really simple and surprisingly quick to make! It reminds me slightly of the cinnamon buns - soft, rich dough, which separates on its own when pulled apart (the chunks are quite big though! ;) ).
This recipe comes from one of my favourite "go to baking books" The Humming Bird Bakery "Home sweet home".
How to make it...