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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sunshine Fruit and Honey Bread

Such an easy and delicious bread, it could become your favorite. Someone gave me this recipe a few years ago, but like most things I get out of the habit of making it until I run across the recipe again.

Sunshine Fruit and Honey Bread
1 loaf
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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup dark honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
2 eggs
1 cup raspberries, whole
1/3 cup slivered toasted almonds

Juice of 1 orange, mixed with enough powdered sugar to make a thin glaze

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cream butter, raw sugar, honey, extracts, and zest. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in the dry ingredients until just moist, then very gently fold in the raspberries and toasted almonds. Bake for 55-60-minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

Cool for 20 minutes, then tip bread out onto a wire rack and cool thoroughly. Drizzle the top lightly with glaze.


  1. This sounds like a great bread to make for Sunday morning brunch. Must try it. :)

  2. I just love the flavor of orange with other fruit so this would become a fast favorite!...:)JP

  3. This sounds great, I have some homegrown berries in the freezer and almonds and honey in the pantry. Thanks.

  4. Sounds good and I like the orange flavorings in it.

  5. Absolutely delicious sounding...I need to try this next baking day!


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