Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It's Time For Tea...

And tea bread with thyme!

Thyme is a herb known from ancient times, and it has a lot of health benefits. It can be added to a variety of dishes; or, as in this recipe, to a cake.

You will need:

3/4c milk
1tsp dried thyme (1tbsp fresh thyme)
1/2c soft butter
1c sugar
2 eggs
2c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1tbsp lemon juice
1tbsp grated lemon peel

and for the glaze:
1/2c powder sugar
1tbsp lemon juice

In a pan, combine milk and thyme, bring to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes, let stand for ab. 5 minutes, covered. Cool.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar, add eggs, one at a time. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt and add to the mixture alternatively with milk. Stir in lemon juice and peel, transfer to a greased loaf pan ( I used a pan for cake), and bake at about 175*C for 40 till 45 minutes.

For the glaze, combine powder sugar and lemon juice and drizzle over the cake. You can eat it for dessert or with a cup of tea.


  1. Intriguing! I normally only think of thyme as a component in savoury foods, not sweet ones.

  2. You know, it really tastes good, today I served it to a friend who came on a visit, and she liked it, too! Unfortunately, there is little left:) Oh well, I'll bake something else when I have time.

  3. It looks good! I love thyme lemonade so I should like this!