Honey Bread (00054)

2 lb plain flour (brown or white)
1 ½ dsp liquid honey
1 ½ oz yeast
1 pint warm water
1 tsp salt
1 oz butter or margarine

Set flour to warm thoroughly in bowl.

To prepare yeast:
Take a warm bowl, cream together honey and yeast.
Add a little of the warm water, cover and set aside in warm place.
This should become light and foamy in 10-15 mins.

Flour a teatowel and keep warm.
Take the flour and combine salt and fat.
Make a well in centre and add the rest of the water to the yeast mixture,
working this well into the flour.
Place dough in warm bowl, cover with teatowel and put in a warm place.
The dough will rise to twice its size.
Knead it thoroughly on warm floured teatowel until all stickiness disappears.
It is essential to carry out this operation quickly and lightly.
Then divide and return to warm place to double in size.
Put in oven at 475° for 10 mins, reducing to 425° for 10 mins, then 400° until cooked.