Sweet Melissa Lemon Balm Bread

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Kaykwilts

I have a lot of Lemon Balm growing up in my herb garden so when I ran across this a Lemon Balm Bread recipe in a Gooseberry Patch Christmas book I decided to try it. I renamed it Sweet Melissa Lemon Balm Bread. Melissa is the Latin name for Lemon Balm. This bread is VERY moist.

Top Review by fuzznewtons

I have made this recipe multiple times and am just now getting around to reviewing it. This is a delicious way to use lemon balm-we love it! The glaze really sets it apart-it tastes even better the next day after letting the glaze soak in. Try it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and the lemon balm leaves together.
  3. Add sugar and beat well.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and pour into a greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. To test for doneness use a toothpick.
  7. After bread is remove from oven pour glaze over it.
  8. Allow the glaze to settle in loaf for 4 to 6 hours.
  10. Mix juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup hot water and 1/4 cup lemon balm.
  11. If you do not have Lemon Balm you can use Lemon Verbena.

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