Lemon Thyme Loaf. Worth Sharing.

lemon thyme loafSavoury in a baked good?  Yes please!  I love lemon and thyme together.  It’s another classic pairing that never goes wrong.  Slice and serve as is, or warm a slice in the toaster and spread with some fresh butter.  NOM NOM!

These loaves would also make a fab home baked goodie to gift away this holiday season.  So for just that reason…Bread Wrap Printable from SaltTreeI’ve made these simple bread wrappers that you can print out to wrap around these yummy loaves.  Just print onto a standard weight paper.  Grab the colour wrapper here and the black wrapper here.

If you prefer, I also have a free printable template to cut out your own paper loaf pan.  For those you will need to use card stock so they are sturdy.  You can find it here.

Lemon Thyme Loaf

Two, 8x4 loaves

Lemon Thyme Loaf


  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sour cream (10%mf or higher)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
  • 3 eggs, room temperature


  1. In a medium size bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in thyme and set aside.
  2. In another bowl, combine buttermilk and sour cream. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy and light. Add lemon zest, then beat in eggs one at a time. Alternate adding in the flour and buttermilk mixtures, beating well between each addition.
  4. Divide mixture between two, 8x4 loaf pans that have been greased or coated with non stick spray. Bake in a 350° preheated oven for 50 - 60 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the middle of the loaves comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto cooling rack and let cool completely. Once completely cool, dust with confectioners sugar if desired.

lemon thyme loaf 02Don’t forget to print out the bread wrappers or the bread tray template if you are gifting these.  You can also print the wrappers onto fabric which looks awesome and will totally make the ‘giftee’ feel super special because you spent that little extra thyme on it.  Ha-ha!  See what I did there?!  Okay, not very funny, but give me a break.  I’ve typed this entire post one handed with a baby in my other arm.  I think my arm might fall off soon.  Oh!  PS, you can learn how to print onto fabric here.

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  1. /Carol luskey says

    I have tasted this amazing loaf, you will really enjoy it. So impressed with your website Amber, always look forward to your next entry.

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