Honey Bread

Honey Bread

A sweet, soft, wonderfully moreish tea bread.

Makes 1 small loaf

225g plain flour
115g caster sugar
115g Manuka honey
150ml hot water
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Zest of 1 lemon


-Preheat the oven to 160C/325F/gas mark 3. Butter a 450g loaf tin and line it with baking paper.

-Mix the flour and sugar together in a large bowl.

-Melt the honey and water in a small pan. Sprinkle the bicarbonate of soda over the water mixture and stir. Pour this over the dry ingredients, add the lemon zest and mix just until incorporated.

-Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 50–60 minutes.

-Remove from the tin and brush the top of the warm bread with honey for a nice sticky finish. Cool, then serve thinly sliced.


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