Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lemon-Thyme Tea Bread

**Originally posted in 2006 on my old cooking blog.

This is another recipe I have tried from the new issue(Feb/Mar'06) of Taste of Home. It definitely has a unique flavor but is very very good!

Lemon-Thyme Tea Bread

3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

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 mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. 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 lemon peel.
Pour into a greased bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees 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.
Yield:1 loaf

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