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Saffron Lemon Tea Bread

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Powdered saffron 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Lemon peel 2 Teaspoon, grated
  Eggs 2
  Water 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and soda.
Cream shortening, sugar, saffron, and lemon peel till fluffy.
Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Combine water and lemon juice and add alternately with the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
Turn into 3 well-greased 5 1/2 x 3 x 2 1/4-inch loaf pans.
Bake in a moderate oven (350°) about 35 minutes.
Cool in pans for 10 minutes.
Turn out onto wire rack to finish cooling.
Spread slices with softened cream cheese or butter for tea sandwiches.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Ingredient: 
Lemon
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes

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