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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • 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 8x4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

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