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Lemon Balm Bread

 Lemon Balm Bread
This moist quick bread tastes best the day after it's made. Lemon balm is a lovely addition to both the batter and glaze.
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped lemon balm leaves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped lemon balm leaves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and lemon balm. Add eggs,
  • one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour,
  • baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with
  • milk. Stir in walnuts if desired and lemon peel. Pour into a greased
  • 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until
  • a toothpick comes out clean.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the sugar, water and lemon juice; stir in

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Lemon Balm Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • lemon balm. Spoon over warm bread while still in the pan. Cool for
  • 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool
  • completely. Yield: 1 loaf.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 229 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.