Lemon Thyme Loaf

200gr. Butter

200gr. Sugar

Zest of 2 Lemons

3tsp. Thyme Leaves, chopped

3 Eggs

200gr. Cake Flour

1tsp. Baking Powder

30ml. Buttermilk



50gr. Sugar

Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon

2tsp. Thyme Leaves, chopped

50ml. Water



Start by mixing the butter and sugar together in the mixing bowl of an electric mixer until light and creamy. Add the lemon zest and thyme leaves, mix for a few seconds and then add the eggs one at a time.

Start adding the flour and baking powder and mix until a smooth dough forms.

Pour the dough into a small loaf tin lined with baking paper.

Bake in a pre-heated oven of 175ºC for 45-60 minutes.

To make the syrup, place all the ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to the boil while stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove the syrup from the heat while the loaf bakes.

When ready remove the loaf from the oven and pour the syrup over the warm loaf. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before gently removing the loaf from the tin.

Once much cooler you can remove the baking paper.