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Key Lime Bread….for tea-time!

Perfect with a cuppa your favorite tea!


I wandered around the kitchen with my cuppa tea, opening a cupboard door, staring at the contents inside. I gently pushed it closed. I opened the refrigerator. Examining the shelves, pulling open drawers, searching for what, I wasn’t sure.

I was wishing for a little something “special” to have with my cuppa.

Searching in an old magazine,  a great quick bread recipe and photo grabbed my attention. I made a few changes, mixed, stirred and baked… and voila…the answer to my craving came out of the oven filling the whole kitchen with a delicious aroma.

This key lime bread is sweet and slightly tart, perfect with a nice cup of English Breakfast. Hope you enjoy!


Key Lime Bread....for Tea-Time!
Delicious slightly tart lime bread that goes well with a cup of your favorite tea!
Recipe type: Quick Bread
  • ⅔ cup butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons grated lime peel
  • 3 Tablespoons Key Lime Juice or fresh lime juice
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour~all purpose flour works great
  • 3 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped nuts: pecans, walnuts or almonds
  • GLAZE:
  • ⅔ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Key Lime Juice or fresh lime juice
  1. In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Add lime peel, lime juice and vanilla and mix until combined.
  2. In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add this to the creamed mixture alternating with the milk. Fold in nuts.
  3. Spoon batter into two greased 9 x 5 x 3 in loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to a wire rack.
  4. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely. Enjoy one with tea, freeze one for later!
  5. Happy Tea-Time!


2 Responses to “Key Lime Bread….for tea-time!”

  • Hi Kate,
    I am so happy to find your blog on Redding Writers Forum website. I loved your tea shop and was sorry to see it close! My husband just brought home a bag of key limes and I’ve been wondering what to do with them–hmmmm!
    I used to have many tea parties at my home before I retired. Now I don’t have time! Your blog may inspire me to have more.
    Thanks. I look forward to reading more–and maybe meeting you at a Writers Forum meeting.
    Gayle Madden

    • Kate:

      Dear Gayle,
      Thank you for your comment…and I apologize for my LONG overdue response. I am so happy you remember the tea room. I miss it too! What did you do with your key limes?

      Tea parties are a joy and I hope you have many more! I will look for you at Writers Forum. Thanks again for stopping by.

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