Ethiopian Honey Yeast Bread

"A lovely sweet bread from Africa! Prep time does not include rising time."
Ethiopian Honey Yeast Bread created by Dienia B.
Ready In:
1hr 20mins
1 loaf




  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  1. beachquilter43
    I have had this recipe since the mid 1970's. Everyone I have made it for loves it. It is so fragrant coming out of the oven and tastes yummy.
    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.
  3. Dienia B.
    Ethiopian Honey Yeast Bread Created by Dienia B.
  4. Dienia B.
    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
  5. Susie D
    I liked this one. It is sweet and the spices were well used. I made smaller rounds instead of a larger loaf. Thanks Sharon!



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