Quick Honey-Spice Bread
photo by Mistress of Tea
- Ready In:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 cup skim milk (or reduced fat)
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl combine first 7 ingredients (and sugar if using) and mix well.
- In a small bowl whisk together milk, honey and egg.
- Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stir together.
- Spoon batter into prepared pan.
- Bake until a toothpick comes out clean in the center, about 50 minutes in my oven.
- Place pan on wire rack to cool for 10 minutes, then turn loaf out onto rack to cool completely.
- To make a glaze for the bread use 3 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons margarine and 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar. Microwave on HIGH until melted, then spoon over warm bread.
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Just made this bread this morning to try, its a lovely bread! Very quick to make up and uses ingredients I'd normally have on hand. I did add the brown sugar as I thought I'd want more sweetness than the 1/2 cup of honey would give it and was omitting the glaze on top. The sweetness was good but may decrease the brown sugar a bit next time. Also increased the spices a bit and also added some nutmeg and cardamom as well, as I like a stronger taste but that is just personal preference. All in all, very good and will definitely make it again to have with my evening cuppa! Thank you for a lovely easy recipe. PS I baked for the 50mins and bottom was a bit overdone, but I will blame the oven as I have a new stove, much different from my old one and still getting used to how it bakes lol! Will check it before 50mins next time!
This bread was nice, but not at all what I expected. From the title, I thought it would be a quickbread. It is not a quickbread, but more like a yeast bread texture. It's not at all sweet. I was testing this recipe for a conference that I'm catering and I was hoping for something heartier and sweeter, so I won't be using this. As I say, it's a nice bread--but it's definitely a bread, not a quick bread!
This is a nice, pleasantly spiced bread that is great with tea. I made this exactly as posted, using the brown sugar, but no glaze. I checked the bread after 45 minutes and it was done ( a little too done, I'm afraid). Even with the sugar, this is not an overly sweet bread. Thanks for sharing this unique recipe. Made for Fall PAC 2010.
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