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Sage Tea Bread

 Sage Tea Bread
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
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 146 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 267 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.