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My grandmother is shaking her head at me. This is why I don't bake often. And she was a professional baker. SIGH. This didn't work for me. :( It never rose! I don't know what the heck I did wrong. I'm going to try it again. I baked the flat dough anyway. It was tasty in spite of being a dense brick, lol. Cross tagged for Chelle - FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!!! & Spain/Portugal's Honey Tag. I'm going to try again today. ;)
Very nice, subtle sweet flavor, with a tender inside crumb. These smelled Heavenly while baking!
I had no ground cloves, so I substituted 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and I also added 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds. I used 4 cups, plus 1 tablespoon bread flour, on the dough cycle of my bread machine. Instead of baking in a round loaf, I baked eight 3.7" x 2.4" little loaves for 18 minutes at 375F. Made for Mommy Diva's Cookathon, January 2012.
This is one of my picks for the Aussie/kiwi recipe swap #6 and all we can say is WONDERFUL BREAD. I did take a short cut and use the dough/manual cycle on my bread machine. The fragrance of this bread while baking is heavenly.With a sweet slightly spice flavor, my family enjoyed this toasted with butter or jam. Would love to take this to a potluck/buffet this unique bread would add a special touch. A real winner.
About 18 years ago when I lived in Jerusalem I had neighbors who had just immigrated from Ethiopia and the most amazing smells would come out of that apartment. The mother of the family was very shy, but always eager to let me have a taste of the amazing things that she cooked. The moment I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it to bring back some of those wonderful culinary memories. This does make a very sticky dough, there is a lot of liquid here for the amount of flour. I tried to avoid overflouring the dough while I kneaded it, but I'm sure that in the end I came away from the table with at least a slice's worth of dough on my fingers. Because of the honey the bread browns very quicky, so keep an eye on your oven. The only change I made was to leave out the cloves since we don't like the flavor. This made a delicious bread, we could barely contain ourselves to let it cool down enough to slice. I'm sure that out there, somewhere, my old neighbor would be proud.