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Family Favorites: Honey Bread

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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.

 

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Author: dphare2014

Horticulturist, Lead Steward Carkeek Park Demonstration Gardens, Author

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