Honey loaf

It's been raining buckets here in Sydney for days now, which calls for lots of time spent indoors and under blankets. I did find the opportunity to do a bit of baking which made me happy as I always find it so therapeutic - the heat from the oven, the smell of honey and butter melting on the stove and the final reward of biting into that delicately sweet loaf with a hot cup of tea. I can think of few things nicer, really.
Honey loaf

Ingredients

75g butter
1/2 cup honey
1 cup self raising flour, sifted
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 caster sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 egg

Method

1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a 10cm x 20cm loaf tin.

2. Melt butter and honey in saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Cool in fridge for 5 minutes.

3. Place flour, almond meal and sugar into a large bowl and set aside.

4.  Add milk, egg and cooled butter mixture to dry ingredients and stir to combine.

5. Pour into greased loaf tin and bake until the loaf is golden brown and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

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30 Responses to Honey loaf

Enara Girl said...

I do it often, more in winter when I stay more hours at home. xoxo :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This looks so delicious and comforting!

Rowena @ rolala loves

kidgranny said...

Yum! Looks delicious :) I read from Jane's blog that your husband taught you how to bake, and nowadays you are always the one to bake things. I think that is so sweet :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds amazing.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Trishie, this sounds like such a wonderful recipe and I love that you added almond flour to your batter. Your Honey Loaf has such a warm color and your cake plate is very pretty too!
Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe!

Ananka said...

Oh this looks really tasty and nice :-)

Hehe it's been raining a lot in Scotland too - not much of a summer really!

Catherine said...

A beautiful loaf. It is perfect with a cup of coffee. Blessings, Catherine

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

I love nothing more than cooking in the kitchen when its raining and cold outside too!
This loaf sounds delicious and I dont usually like honey :)

Jane said...

oh that does look so delicious. i bet it smelled amazing coming out of the oven.

Brandi said...

This looks so good. I bet your kitchen smelled so good while it was baking.

Rose said...

yes. the smell of cake baking in oven. that smell heavenly!

have a great day ahead, Trishie!

greenthumb said...

Yum sound good and quick and easy. I just find he'd making a date life.

Leanne Barnett said...

looks delicious!

azurachan said...

Mmmm looks so yummy. Been raining in my country as well.

My Garden Diaries said...

Now this just looks amazingly delicious friend! What a perfect way to spend some inside time! Thanks for sharing the recipe you! Nicole xoxo

Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
Oh, I wonder whether I could try a vegan version with agave syrup, margarine and egg replacement!

Have the best week ever,
-Kati

Sharon D said...

That looks lovely and for me, perfect for tea! ;)

burntfeather said...

I hope the rain starts to ease! We got a bit of rain up here but am thankful for the sun again - the loaf looks delicious :) (rainy days are the perfect excuse to bake)

orchid Miyako said...

Looks SO delicious and would LOVE to taste♡♡♡ Your sweet Alexander is a lucky baby having you as a Mom :-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Yum and so easy too. I will be trying this recipe this week.
I just made some apple cake with lemon icing.
Don't you think the rain came at a perfect time? So badly needed it. But I heard the West didn't get as much.
Enjoy your week Trishie.

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

My son just loves this kind of cake, so easy, but he loves it. Thanks for sharing!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

this looks and sounds delicious. what a treat!
xo,
nancy

Natalie G said...

Looks so light and delicious, never heard of honey loaf!

Anouka said...

I would love to enjoy a piece of this yummy cake; it looks perfect and is beautifully presented.

Tina Bradley said...

I was craving this loaf ever since I saw it on Instagram! I have got to bake this--Mark would love it! Hugs, Trishie! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Pamela RG said...

You had a productive day despite the rain. Your cake looks delicious.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Trishie,

The loaf looks delicious and thanks for sharing the recipe.
Happy Thursday
Carolyn

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Tea and bread makes a nice treat!

Kelsea Echo said...

This looks amazing! I just finished up a slice of zucchini & carrot bread, but I'll admit I bought it from the store. :)

look see. by naomi fenton said...

That looks just lovely, perfect for an afternoon break! x