The loaf comes out perfectly, lightly risen, moisture and tasty.
To be sure the loaf doesn’t get too dark, control already after 30 minutes at what stage the dough is. A tooth pick should come out clean but not super dry.
I didn’t store the loaf in the fridge as I don’t use any. I gave half of it to friends and had half for my own. So 5 days at room temperature was perfect, just covered with a towel.
The first time I used almonds with skin for the self made almond meal. Almonds without skin make a brighter dough, more lemon alike maybe.
For garnish you can put some icing sugar (xylitol) or lemon glace.
You can put some chocolate chips in the lemon loaf or red fruits like currants, raspberries or blueberries. They give taste and color to the bright texture.