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Honey loaf

  • 1½ minutes
  • 8
Honey loaf

For the best flavour, make the loaf with a very fragrant strong brew of Earl Grey tea and if wished add a little ground ginger or cardamom for a spicy touch.


  • 125 grams butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup runny honey
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup strong cold Earl Grey tea
  • 1½ cups self raising flour
  • ¼ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons runny honey


  1. Cream the butter an dsugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the first measure of honey with the eggs and half the tea.
  2. Carefully fold in the sifted flour, alternatively with the remaining tea and walnuts. Turn into a greased and lined 21x11cm loaf tin.
  3. Bake the loaf at 170ºC for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  4. Heat the second measure of honey in the microwave for 10 seconds, brush over the top of the hot loaf. Cool in the tin for 10-15 minutes before turning out onto a cake rack. Serve warm or cold.

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