Lemon Thyme Tea Bread

Cassie *


I have not tried this yet, but the online comments to this recipe are great. This recipe came from my Taste of Home Feb/March 2006 issue.

I am going to make this tomorrow or maybe even yet tonight. I like the fact that it takes no special ingredients...and the reviews say there is just enough taste of the Thyme to make it delicious. It is a very moist bread.

The main picture is the Internet picture..I am also adding the one from my book, it's sliced and can see how moist it looks..

Enjoy!...will be adding my own pics after I make it. I may make 4 mini ones.

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1 loaf


20 Min


45 Min


3/4 c
1 Tbsp
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 c
2 c
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 Tbsp
grated lemon peel


1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1 Tbsp
lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine milk and thyme. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until bubbly; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with reserved milk mixture. Stir in lemon juice and peel.
Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-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.
In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over bread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Hashtags: #sweet, #lemon, #Breads, #thyme