Lemon Tea Bread Recipe

August 19, 2013

There’s an old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make Lemonade.” This week I found myself with a bag of lemons so I decided to make some Lemon Tea bread.

Lemon Tea Bread This resulted in a long discussion with my son. He wanted to know if I had put any tea in it.  When I said I hadn’t he decided that it was very silly that it is called Tea Bread. I explained to him that it was called Tea Bread because it was bread that you eat at Tea Time, with a cup of tea and some biscuits. He was happy with this explanation but I have no idea if it is correct.

Lemon Tea Bread is an ideal way to use up a glut of lemons, it uses the rind and the juice up nicely. The result is a lovely light lemon flavored cake which is delicious. It was really easy to make but does take a while to cook so make it early. The tantalizing smell will fill the house and you will really want to eat it as soon as possible.

Lemon Tea Bread Recipe


To Glaze


  1. Grease a loaf tin and preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4.
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl with the baking powder, salt and sugar.
  3. Rub the butter into the flour and add the lemon rind.
  4. Beat the eggs and add the milk. Mix the milk and egg mixture with the dry ingredients and stir until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Bake for 1 ¼ hours until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a wire rack for ten minutes then turn out and leave to cool.
  7. To make the glaze add the lemon juice and sugar to the boil and boil for about three minutes until it has thickened slightly. Brush onto the loaf.

Lemon Tea Bread

6 responses to “Lemon Tea Bread Recipe”

  1. Ooh added to my ever-growing list of “must-try” recipes ! 🙂

  2. HonestMum says:

    Oh wow, yummy! I run #tastytuesdays linky every Wednesday if you fancy joining! This week link is: http://honestmum.com/tasty-tuesday-tasty-crab-cakes/

  3. Emy Cooks says:

    OH that texture is so lovely and moist!

  4. Emy Cooks says:

    really looks good with a glass of wine or cup of tea!

  5. Oh, this looks soooo good. I’m sitting here with a cuppa catching up on emails and I would SO love a slice of this to nibble on. Pinned and stumbled. Thanks for joining in with #recipeoftheweek. There’s a new linky live now. Please do come and join in again!

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