Citrusy and tangy buttermilk lime quick bread covered with a sweet-tart lime sugar glaze. Pretend it’s summer year round with this simple buttermilk bread.
Normally, I’m a huge proponent of cooking (and eating!) in season.
While many desserts tend to be less seasonal (cookies and brownies are perfect year-round!), I tend to find a lot of what I bake rotates throughout the year as well.
But when life hands you limes leftover from a margarita-making adventure, you can’t let them go to waste. Forge on, even if there is snow on the ground and temperatures well below zero.
This buttermilk lime quick bread may not be seasonally appropriate right now, but maybe if you close your eyes and crank up the heat while eating a slice, you can pretend it’s summer for a few minutes.
This recipe is really simple with a refreshing citrus flavor. The lime glaze kicks it up a notch – don’t leave it off if you’re looking for a little extra sweet-tart flavor.
Alternatively, the buttermilk lime quick bread isn’t extremely sweet on its own, so it’s perfect if you’d like something a little more savory. Serve it for brunch with a side of lime-zest cream cheese.
Not a fan of lime? Go ahead and swap out the lime for lemon. Or I bet this would be amazing with the blood oranges out in full force this time of year. Lime is less expected when it comes to baked goods though, and I like the little element of surprise.
Keep this in your back pocket for the spring or summer, or an alcohol-free celebration for Cinco de Mayo… but if you can’t resist making it sooner, I won’t blame you. Sugar IS season-less, after all.
Citrusy and tangy buttermilk lime quick bread covered with a sweet lime sugar glaze. Pretend it’s summer year round with this simple buttermilk bread.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker