A classic spice bread. Great for breakfast or a snack.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey (orange blossom is a good choice)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup (one stick) softened butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- zest from one orange
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a medium loaf pan.
In a mixer, cream the butter, eggs, sugar and honey. Add the orange zest and vanilla and mix briefly.
Sift in the dry ingredients and mix until just blended.
Pour into loaf pan and tap pan to level batter.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until golden brown and tooth pick comes out clean.