Wednesday, February 8, 2012

KWW: Tea Breads

While surfing around for inspiration this morning, I stumbled across these two recipes... I think I might have to give them a go :)

Lavender Tea Bread
3/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp. dried lavender flowers, finely chopped, or 3 Tbsp. fresh chopped flowers
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs

Grease a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Heat milk with lavender almost to a boil, then steep until cool.
Mix flour, baking powder and salt together in bowl.
In another bowl cream butter and gradually add sugar, then eggs, one at a time, beating until light and fluffy.
Add flour mixture alternately with lavender milk, in three parts. Mix until batter is just blended, do not overbeat.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool.
When completely cool, drizzle with a simple sugar glaze or sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Garnish with sprigs of fresh lavender.

Sage Tea Bread
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons minced fresh sage or 2 teaspoons dried sage
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

In a small saucepan, heat milk and sage just until warm. Set aside to cool.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture.
Pour into a greased 9x5x3" loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

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6 Thoughts:

  1. This looks so inviting and delicious. The frosting... wow !!!
    Thank you so much for the recipe.
    Have a magical day.

  2. Hi! I posted today something that could work for kitchen witches too :-D I'm working on inviting Vesta to my home, and wrote about cleaning the kitchen:

  3. Thanks for sharing your recpies, Ilove them

  4. Do you know the source for the lavender recipe-?

  5. The lavender tea bread recipe was found on

  6. My family is a GFCF family. But I saw these and wanted to try it SO BAD! So, I did. I did the sage bread first and it is so good! I've shared it on my FB page. I look forward to trying the lavender one soon.

    Be blessed.

    (My modified recipe: