Tequila Glazed Lemon Bread with Rosemary Walnut Filling

by Irvin on March 4, 2013 · 14 comments

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Tequila Glazed Lemon Bread with Rosemary Walnut Filling by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

It smelled pretty fantastic in the oven, but it was when I cut into it that I knew it was going to be everything I thought it was going to be. In fact, once I had taken a bite of the Tequila Glazed Lemon Bread with Rosemary Walnut Filling, I whipped out my iPhone, took a shot of it and immediately texted it to my friend Sabrina. Sabrina writes the blog The Tomato Tart and doesn’t really have a sweet tooth. But what she DOES love is both citrus (which this has) as well as baked goods that walk the fine line between savory and sweet. This quick bread totally screamed her name.

Tequila Glazed Lemon Bread with Rosemary Walnut Filling by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

It had been awhile since I had baked a quick bread (a batter-based bread that is risen with baking powder and/or baking soda and not yeast) on the recommendation of someone else. I was knee deep in a photoshoot for BevMo! photographing my umptheenth cocktail for their Spring cocktail booklet (which should be in the stores any day now, look for it!). My table was laden with bottles of booze and Kris, the social media director who was art directing the shoot told me that her absolutely favorite thing to bake and eat was the Simply Recipe’s Lemon Bread. I knew I had to investigate after such high recommendations.

A table of alcohol for the BevMo! shoot. Photo by A.J. Bates for Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Of course, after the shoot, Kris generously left me a couple of bottles to play with and I decided I need to use some of it with the lemon bread. I had some fresh rosemary leftover from a dinner I had made with AJ and I pretty much have an arsenal of nuts at my disposal as I stock up every time I go to my local co-op that has a ridiculous huge bulk food section. The recipe pretty much made itself.

Tequila Glazed Lemon Bread with Rosemary Walnut Filling by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

I could totally understand why Kris said this was her favorite thing to make and eat. Moist, extra lemony, with a kick of tequila warmth and a slight savory undertone because of the rosemary, this is the sort of savory sweet bread that I could eat for breakfast, for coffee or tea or just nibble on any time of day. Even AJ, who isn’t super fond of citrus desserts (he’s a chocolate & caramel type of guy), found himself eating a slice or two with his coffee. As for Sabrina, she totally ended up making a version of her own lemon bread, completely gluten free. Bounce on over to her site to check it out.

Special thanks to my friend Kris at BevMo! who generously let me keep a bottle of slightly used Tres Generaciones Plata tequila to use in this recipe (and you know, take tiny sips from while baking).

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Michael March 4, 2013 at 6:45 am

To me, there are three things awesome about this quick bread:
1. It’s got a great flavor combination
2. There’s tequila
3. It’s COVERED in glaze.

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Irvin March 6, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Thanks Michael! The covered in glaze is key. ;)

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Sabrina Modelle March 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Wow, this lemon rosemary bread looks even better in big pictures. Can’t wait to try your version.
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Irvin March 6, 2013 at 12:28 pm

And I can’t wait to try yours!

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Alyssa @ Kitchen Cures March 5, 2013 at 8:09 am

You had me at Tequila. This takes quick breads to a whole new level-love it.

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Irvin March 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

The tequila is awesome with the lemon!

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Arthur in the Garden! March 5, 2013 at 11:09 am

Tequila! Wasn’t it the first liquid the gods made after creating Earth? mmmm

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Irvin March 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Quite possibly. I’m a fan. ;)

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Family Foodie March 6, 2013 at 10:13 am

This looks AMAZING…. please promise you will make this next time we get together… mmmmmm

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Irvin March 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm

The question isn’t whether I’ll make it or not when we get together, the question is when I’ll get a chance to see you again! Hopefully soon!

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Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs March 6, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Irvin, this looks crazy good! I love a good lemon treat every now and then. Thanks for sharing!

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Mikey F. March 10, 2013 at 5:00 am

Lemon treats are my thing. I could it anything as long as it has lemon. Tequila helps a lot too! :)

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Michael C. March 26, 2013 at 6:36 am

This was the first of your many recipes that I actually made. And it is terrific. Lemon, rosemary, tequila… sounds like a delicious cocktail, but now, even better, it’s a desert, or a tea bread, or breakfast!

Note: You have a lot of Michael/Mike/Mikey’s in your life, dont’ you?

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Keri March 29, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I’ve just discovered you today and, well, just WOW. The food, the design, the whole blog. I have a feeling you would be great fun to have a cocktail party with. I look forward to exploring more. Thanks for taking the time and effort I know is needed to turn out such a quality blog offering.

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