Ethiopian Honey Yeast Bread

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

A lovely sweet bread from Africa! Prep time does not include rising time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle yeast over the warm water. Let stand for 3 minutes, then stir to dissolve. Set the bowl in a warm place for about 5 minutes; mixture should double in volume. If it doesn't, repeat procedure.
  2. Combine egg, honey, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a deep bowl, mixing until smooth. Add the yeast mixture, milk, and 5 tablespoons of the melted butter. Beat until well blended. Stir in flour 1/2 cup at a time, until becomes too stiff to stir.
  3. On a lightly floured board, knead the dough, adding a small amount of flour when necessary to keep from sticking. Knead for about 5 minutes. Place dough in a large, greased bowl. cover with a damp cloth and let sit in warm place for about 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Grease a baking sheet with the remaining tablespoon of butter. Punch down the dough and knead it again for a few minutes. Shape the dough into a round, and place it on the greased sheet. Preheat the oven to 325*F.
  5. Let the bread rise again while oven is preheating. Bake the bread for 1 hour, or until the top is crusty and light golden brown.


Most Helpful

Next time I will have to almost double the amount of spices as I could not detect much flavor in this. The bread was delicious nevertheless fresh out of the oven. I would treat this more as a bread to serve with a main dish as opposed to bread with jam and butter.

COOKGIRl September 22, 2006

wow,really good stuff i didnt add coriander cause i didnt have it but i did have pumpkin pie spice that i used 1 teaspoon of .(i was at friends witout my spices) but everyone should have this in their cookbooks

Dienia B. June 23, 2006

I liked this one. It is sweet and the spices were well used. I made smaller rounds instead of a larger loaf. Thanks Sharon!

Susie D June 19, 2006

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