Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lemon Balm Bread

So I looked up some lemon balm recipes and found one for bread. I believe I have tried this recipe before as I remember that it involves a glaze on it, which immediately makes me not want to try it again since I know it will be sticky (and I don't do sticky well). So I  made some adjustments.

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened (ours is already soft)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped lemon balm leaves
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
3 tsp. lemon juice

Cream together the butter, sugar and lemon balm. Add eggs and mix well. Add dry ingredients, milk and lemon juice. Mix well. Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

It was very, very good. It has a nice light lemony taste.  I would definitely make this again.

14 comments:

  1. Becky,
    I planted a lemon balm bush out front and last summer it went crazy! But I didn't know what to do with it. I had planned to dry the leaves to use in tea, but of course, I never got around to it. Thanks for the recipe.I know what I can make now.

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  2. Brilliant timing Becky as I have just bought a new Lemon Balm this weekend and can add your recipe to the list I want to try with it! Thank you so much.

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  3. Sounds lovely! I love using fresh herbs in breads.

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  4. Thanks for this post... I finally have at least one recipe to use my lemon balm in.

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  5. Sounds good! I used to have lemon balm but pulled it all a couple years ago - it was so invasive!

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    1. Yup, mine is spreading real good but I don't need that space for anything anyway.

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  6. Have you tried baking with other herbs too? Jane often makes a bread that includes thyme and juniper berries - it's really really nice, especially with Italian food.

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    1. I like basil and garlic bread and I have made a rosemary bread before too.

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  7. I just made this bread last night and it is heavenly! Thank you for the recipe.

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  8. So glad I poked around your recipe section... my lemon balm needs using! :)

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  9. This sounds like another great use for my lemon balm! I made the lemon balm jelly and will post about it soon.

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    1. I tried lemon balm jelly but could never get it to jell. Tried it several times now :( You can also make lemon balm cookies. I have tried those and they are nice.

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  10. Have been ripping out lemon balm left and right.I hadn't really found any use for it. Will try the bread. Any other uses? Am enjoying your blog; still lots to read. Thanks.

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