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!
- 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
- ⅔ cup confectioners’ sugar
- 2-3 Tablespoons Key Lime Juice or fresh lime juice
- In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Add lime peel, lime juice and vanilla and mix until combined.
- In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add this to the creamed mixture alternating with the milk. Fold in nuts.
- 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.
- Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely. Enjoy one with tea, freeze one for later!
- Happy Tea-Time!