Thyme and Lemon Tea Loaf

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.


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