Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Triple Lemon Tea Bread

The Triple Lemon Tea Bread was popular at the Downton Abbey Tea this past weekend. We are happy to share the recipe so that you may enjoy it at home!

Triple Lemon Tea Bread
1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. freshly grated lemon zest (reserve lemon for glaze)
1 Tbsp. finely cut lemon verbena, fresh (optional)
2 eggs
1-1/2 c. flour
1/8th tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. milk

Lemon Glaze:
1/4 c. sugar
juice of 1 lemon

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and flour an 8" x 4" loaf pan. Beat butter and sugar under creamy and light.  Add lemon zest and lemon verbena (of using). Add eggs and mix well. Add remaining ingredients and combine. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan and bake for one hour. While bread is baking, blend sugar and lemon juice. Pour glaze over bread as soon as it it removed from oven. Cool, then remove from pan. Refrigerate. Serve bread chilled.

Note: This bread freezes well for up to one month. The recipe also doubles very easily.

For a variation, add 3 Tbsp. fresh lavender blossoms, finely ground.

1 comment:

Marilyn Miller said...

Yummm! That has many of the same ingredients as my herbal cookie with lemon verbena. I will be serving at a presentation later this month. I love anything lemony.