Makes 1 loaf
This lemon balm tea loaf is economical and contains neither eggs nor butter.
• 1 cup warm black tea
• 1 cup currants or mixed fruit
• 1/2 cup chopped lemon balm
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 cups self-rising flour
• Pinch salt
1. Mix the tea, currants, lemon balm and sugar together in a bowl. Let stand for 2 to 3 hours or overnight, stirring once or twice to dissolve the sugar.
2. Sift the flour and salt and add to the sugar mixture. Stir well. Place the dough in a greased loaf pan and bake at 400°F for about 45 minutes. Cool and slice.
—Pam Gibbs, Leopold, Australia