This is a unique and yummy tasting tea loaf. I love it for sure. Definitely one of my most favourite.
This makes one loaf.
You will need:
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tbsp. minced fresh thyme
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. grated lemon peel
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine milk and thyme in a bowl and microwave, uncovered, for one -two minutes or until bubbly. Cover and cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the egg mixture alternating with the milk mixture. Stir in the lemon juice and peel.
Pour into a 9″ x 5″ x 3″ prepared loaf pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for ten minutes before removing from pan.
In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup icing sugar and t tbsp. lemon juice and drizzle over the loaf.
All you need now is a good book, pot of tea and this. Heaven-made afternoon, I say.