I got this recipe many years ago. I used to give loaves as gifts to friends at Christmas. I love this with a glass of unsweetened iced tea.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
grated zest of one lemon
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sugar

Juice and grated zest of one large lemon
1/4 cup sugar

Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in eggs and lemon peel from one lemon. Sift together flour and baking powder and add alternately to egg mixture with milk. Blend in walnuts. Pour into prepared pan and bake until golden, about 45 minutes. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and lemon juice with peel. Remove loaf from oven and poke deep holes into entire surface using long wooden pick. Brush juice mixture evenly over top of bread. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.