Monday, October 5, 2015

Honey Spice Loaf and my weekly meal plan

 Honey Spice Loaf
90 grams butter
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup plain flour
1/4 cup self-raising flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
Preheat oven to 180 deg.C
Grease and line a loaf tin
Melt butter and honey together in a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Stirring until smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
Stir in flours, sugar, soda, spices then add milk and egg. Stir until well combined.
Pour mixture into prepared tin and bake for 35 minutes.
Stand to cool for 5 minutes and then turn out onto a rack or plate. Let it cool or enjoy warm.
I use honey but golden syrup or the like could easily take its place. 

This cake lasts next to no time here. I made one this afternoon and I don't think it will make it to tomorrow's school lunchbox.

The weekly meal plan this week. I'm taking into account that we are having some warm weather and eating light. I'm glad to say that I have plenty in the garden now unlike the beginning of last month. I have one large pumpkin left from last summer so it needs using very soon (now).

This week in no particular order we will be having:
  • potato and warrigal greens with fenugreek and dahl on the side
  • risotto- either mushroom or honey-baked pumpkin
  • brown rice salad with braised celery
  • roasted pumpkin and onion tart
  • cauliflower and broccoli quiche
  • eggs some way on Sunday
There will definitely be sprouts along the way too. And asparagus every day. It's that time of year.

Edited to add: I'm linking up with Cath@home for her weekly What's for dinner post.

Better get cooking.


Janice said...

Yummo! I think we will all come to your house for dinner this week.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gee that looks so good 💗

Lyn said...

Oh Yum..that cake does look tasty ..thank you for the recipe

Cath said...

This looks like the perfect post to link with my 'What's for Dinner' Wednesday Link Up starting tomorrow!! That cake looks and sounds so delish! just have to share!
Cath from Cath@Home

River said...

The honey-spice loaf looks very yummy, I'm going to have to try that recipe.

Peggy Ann said...

Tracy, the Honey Spice Loaf sounds divine and I will be giving it a try this week!

Kimberley said...

I'll be along shortly to eat at your house too - a fab menu. I might make the cake this week too.

Tania said...

Sounds like a very healthy menu at your place Tracy. Your cake looks delicious! Another recipe to add to my collection.

Thank you :)


FlashinScissors said...

Hi Tracy, I have just discovered your lovely blog via Cath's "What's for Dinner - Wednesday" linky party.

Your Honey-spice-cake looks delicious, and your week's menu sounds wonderful.

I have also seen your cross stitch and my jaw dropped at your 100 stitches a day, if you were to visit my blog you will see I'm aiming at 10 stitches a day, with the idea that once I am stitching 10 stitches I will hopefully do lots more!

Nice to meet you. Barbara xx

Jan said...

Thanks so much for the recipe, Tracy. I made the cake this afternoon for my husband and I to enjoy after tea - it's delicious.

Lynda D said...

It will be all gone but id like some pumpkin and onion tart thanks.