Monday, March 17, 2008

Honey Walnut Bread

This is a recipe from my old, beloved Tassajara Bread Book, a cookbook published in 1970. It is very much a work of its time, and I still find it meaningful, and full of delicious recipes all these years later.

Honey Walnut Bread
Milk and honey - nothing quite like it.
(1 large loaf)

1 cup milk
1 cup honey
1/4 cup soft butter
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/2 cups whole wheat or 1/2 white flour and 1/2 whole wheat
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup walnuts

Combine milk and honey. Stir over heat until blended. Beat in butter, eggs, flour, salt, and baking powder until well blended. Fold in nuts.
Place in greased loaf pan. Bake one hour at 325º F. Cool 15 minutes in pan. Cool before slicing.

My notes:

This is the first time I've made it, and it is delicious.
I used 2 cups whole wheat, and 1/2 cup white flour.
I didn't heat the milk and honey; I just put them in the mixer.
I used an 8x8 pan instead of a loaf pan.


  1. This looks quite delicious, full of my favourite things. Not only that, but simple to make and it uses items I've always got on hand.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Please let me know if you make it, Margaret. Tom's taking it for lunch tomorrow. :<)

  3. Wow, this looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Nancy, it really is good. I heat it a bit in the oven before eating it.


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