- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour or spray with a non-vegetable cooking spray for baking one 8x4-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, lemon juice and zest. In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually stir the flour into creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
- Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- If using the lemon glaze, combine glaze ingredients. Remove bread from pan; poke holes with a long skewer and immediately drizzle bread with glaze. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.