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Lemon-Thyme Tea Bread Recipe
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Lemon-Thyme Tea Bread Recipe

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I received this recipe as part of a gift, along with a lemon thyme plant and a fresh loaf of this pound cake-like bread. Everyone who tries it asks for the recipe. —Jeannette Mango, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 187 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 92 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine milk and thyme. Microwave, uncovered, on high 1-2 minutes or until bubbly; cover and let stand until cooled to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with reserved milk mixture. Stir in lemon juice and peel.
  3. Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  4. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over bread. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Lemon-Thyme Tea Bread in Taste of Home February/March 2006, p13

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 187 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 92 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Lemon-Thyme Tea Bread(11)

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014

I love it I'm not a cake person very selected ones

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

The flavor of this "bread" is so wonderful & bright! Absolutely delicious & not too sweet, although it's definitely a dessert type bread. The glaze is tangy & adds just the right amount of sweet. It is moist but seems a little crumbly, so it may need a little oil or applesauce(?). I followed the recipe exactly with the exception being that I made four mini loafs (approx 3X5) instead of one large. They baked perfect & everyone who tasted it loved it! Great recipe & great to give as a gift or bring to a party.

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2012

This bread is delicious--a family favorite, and it's great to give as a gift!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

At first I thought that the flavors in this bread would be weird, but that was what made me want to try it. I was pleasantly surprised! The lemon and thyme went together really well. The bread was very moist and flavorful. I would recommend baking it for about 50 minutes, mine was still a little unbaked in the middle. It also was a little crumbly, when I inverted it from the pan, the bread split in half and crumbled when cut. Overall, great bread! Don't be driven away from the different combination of flavors.

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

Outstanding! Moist and flavorful, and just different enough that I'm always asked for the recipe. I normally make 2 loaves at a time, and it freezes well. Add some lemon zest and a bit of chopped thyme to the glaze, too.

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