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Sage Tea Bread Recipe

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I grow my own sage just so I can bake this tasty bread. The incentive of a cup of tea served with a slice of this bread make my efforts worthwhile.—Roberta Van Anda, Rumson, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage or 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 146 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 267mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat milk and sage just until warm (do not boil); set aside to cool. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture.
  2. Pour into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sage Tea Bread in Taste of Home October/November 1999, p41


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jessicalyn98
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"I had some fresh sage that I was trying to use up. When I ran across this recipe, I thought it would be a good use for it. Overall this is a good tea bread. It didn't have the flavor I was expecting though. I guess i was thinking it wouldn't have such a sweet taste to it (yes, i do realize that sugar will typically make things sweet). This was very easy to make and I would probably make it again sometime. I think I prefer the lemon thyme tea bread recipe i have better."

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sdillon
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2009

"It's sort of both.  It's slightly sweet and a mild sage flavor. I put butter on mine, but a sweetened butter (like honey butter) would be good as well."

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Eljay
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

"This sounds interesting and I'm growing sage in my garden for the first time.  I may try this.  Do you know if it's a sweet or savory bread?

Thanks,
Linda"

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sdillon
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

"I've made this bread and it's very light and delicate. It's perfect snack with a cup of tea."

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