Today I am compelled to bake a luscious lemon loaf. What makes this loaf special is the addition of ricotta cheese. It adds body, moisture and makes a tender crumb, and the poppy seeds add a nice little crunch. The whole combination is wonderful and a great addition to many occasions but especially Mother’s Day because it’s spring, it’s lemon and it’s mother worthy!!
The original recipe comes from www.alexandracooks.com a website that I have followed for some time. Not only does she have a great site with fantastic recipes, she also writes and collaborates with Food 52, whom I also follow.
I have made this loaf many times as it is and it is wonderful! However earlier this month I made it for Mother’s Day for my mother in law . I was looking for a little sweet treat to end a feast of eggs mornay on a bed of spinach with sausage and fresh fruit. I didn’t want to serve squares or cookies, so this lemon loaf was just a perfect fit for the occasion. Sweet, but not overly, buttery but not too rich….a perfect end to my Mother’s Day Brunch.