This recipe does equally well with gluten-free flour – just add an extra 1/4 tsp of baking powder.
2 cups flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder (add 1/4 tsp more if using gluten-free flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp (ground) ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup milk (best flavor with whole milk)
Mix together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. When thoroughly mixed, add the honey, egg, and milk. Beat thoroughly with an electric mixer (medium speed) for 20 minutes – really! A minimum of 15 minutes of mixing is required to achieve the fine, smooth texture that defines this bread. Pour into a buttered loaf pan and bake at 350F for 45 – 55 minutes. Let the bread cool for 20 minutes before slicing.