1/2 C. butter or margarine
1 C. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 2/3 C. sifted flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C. milk
3/4 C. chopped nuts
Grated rind of one large lemon (the larger the better)
3/4 tsp. almond extract
Cream together butter and sugar.
Sift flour, salt, and baking powder.
Add flour mixture alternately with milk to creamed mixture.
Mix in nuts, rind and extract.
Bake in greased and floured loaf pan at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.This can also be made into muffins.
Pour topping onto bread immediately upon removing bread from oven.
1/4 C. sugar mixed with the juice of one lemon. Stir occasionally while bread is baking to dissolve sugar.