Honey Cranberry Bread ~ This delicious bread is perfect for breakfast, brunch or afternoon snack. Spread it with butter and jam and you are in for a treat!
Guys, this honey cranberry bread is my new favorite sweet bread! Seriously!
Ok. There are other breads worth mentioning such as banana bread, Cream Cheese Cranberry Bread, Irish barmbrack tea cake, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread or this orange loaf cake. They all taste amazing but I tell you that once you taste this one you will fall in love with it!
It’s so good that you will not want to wait until the loaf cools down before tasting it. Well, I could not resist and cut a slice while it was still piping hot. It tasted divine and I was happy but I highly recommend letting the bread cool down first. The texture will set more and it won’t be so crumbly.
Now what I like about this honey cranberry bread the most is the honey part. Honey is a great sweetener and sometimes I wonder why I don’t use it more often in baking. It gives not only sweetness to your baked goods but also flavor, depending of what type of honey you use. One of the reasons I had hard time waiting for this honey cranberry bread to bake was the fact that my whole house smelled like honey!
Making this homemade honey bread is easy. First start off with creaming butter and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Once done, add honey and egg and mix until combined.
Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt. Don’t forget to sift the flour and baking powder before adding them to the bowl. Now all you have to do is add the milk (I suggest doing this in several stages as it can get messy) and cranberries and mix well.
A 2 lb loaf tin is perfect for this honey cranberry bread. I always line it with baking parchment paper. This is an easy way of making sure the bread will actually come out easily.
It takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes to bake this honey bread. However, every oven is different so you might need to adjust that time. I always check the bread after 1 hour by inserting a wooden skewer in it. If it comes out clean, the bread is ready.
Ready to be served and enjoyed! This honey bread is perfect for breakfast, brunch, afternoon snack or any time you feel like you need a slice of goodness. Spread it with butter or jam (or both) and you will lick your fingers!
By the way, do you know what I love about baking? I love the moment when a cake/pie/muffin/bread or anything really comes out from the oven and it looks perfect. The feeling of success and pride kicks in shortly afterwards. Then there is the tasting part – the moment when you get to taste your homemade product. And finally, there is the sharing part – the moment when you are confident enough to share a few slices of your success with others. What do you like about baking?
Honey Cranberry Bread
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Stick Unsalted Butter soften (110g)
- 1/2 Cup Superfine Sugar 100g
- 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries 60g
- 1/2 Cup Milk 125ml
- 6 Tablespoons Honey
- 1 Medium Egg
- 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg and honey.
- 2. Add sifted flour, baking powder and salt. Stir these into the mixture.
- 3. Now slowly pour in milk while mixing with the electric mixer. At last stir in dried cranberries and pour into a 2 lb loaf tin.
- 4. Bake in a preheated oven at 350F (180C) for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
- 5. Spread with butter and/or your favorite jam and serve!