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.