Honey Bread

Recipe by CCLady
READY IN: 4hrs
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Put water in a small bowl and sprinkle the yeast over it; let stand 2-3 minutes and stir to dissolve.
  • Combine the egg, honey, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a large bowl and mix well with a whisk or spoon.
  • Add the yeast, milk and 4 tablespoons of the melted butter and beat until well blended.
  • Stir in the flour gradually, adding only enough to form a soft dough that can be gathered into a soft ball.
  • Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface; if the dough is sticky, lightly butter your hands rather than add more flour.
  • Knead until smooth and elastic, then shape the dough into a ball and place in a large, lightly buttered bowl, cover with a towel or non-stick foil and place in a warm spot until the dough has doubled in size (if you poke it with your finger, it should not"bounce back").
  • Spread the remaining melted butter on the sides and bottom of a 3-quart round baking dish at least 3" deep.
  • Punch down the dough and knead it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Shape the dough into a round and place in the dish, pressing the dough down so it covers the bottom of the container.
  • Return the dough to the warm spot and let it rise until it reaches the top of the pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 350º.
  • Bake the bread in the middle of the oven 50-60 minutes, or until the top is crusty and golden brown.
  • Turn out of the pan and cool on a rack.