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Friday, August 31, 2018

What to do with all that Lemon Balm?!!!

What do you do with all that Lemon Balm? You plant a small herb plant and it grows. The next year you find it in other parts of your yard or it shows up and you didn't even plant it! The smell and taste of this plant is amazing. 

This post will include a recipe below on a fantastic recipe for a bread that will melt your mouth. I also dry it and jar it for teas as well as adding to other recipes.

Here's an image of the bread I made. I have had this recipe for many years and don't remember where it is from. I keep a couple of these in the freezer in case we have visitors or need to take something to a party. Below is the recipe:

Double Lemon Balm Bread
2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
6 Tablespoons Butter (room temp)
2 Tablespoons grated Lemon Peel
1 Tablespoon finely chopped Lemon Balm leaves
1 Tablespoon finely chopped Lemon Thyme (optional)
1Teaspoon salt
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs eaten
3/4 cups milk

Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Set aside. Cream butter, add sugar and beat together. Add eggs. Beat until fluffy. Add flour mixture alternately will milk mixture. Mix until just blended then add herbs and peel, fold by hand. Pour into a sprayed with cooking spray, 9x5x3 inch pan. Bake at 325 degrees for appx 50 minutes.  

Lemon Glaze- Juice of 1 lemon, Confectioners Sugar
Mix glaze until thick but pourable. Drizzle over bread while still warm.

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