3-4T honey for the drizzle, and extra if you’d like
Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas4
Grease a 2lb/900g loaf tin and line with baking parchment, leaving the long sides a little higher than the tin to help lift the cake out later
Put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir to mix
Add the butter, honey and yogurt to the dry ingredients
Lightly whisk the eggs then add to the rest of the ingredients
Whisk the everything together with a handheld mixer until just mixed
Spoon into the prepared tin, level the top and bake for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean
Immediately drizzle 3-4 tablespoons of honey over the top
Leave to cool in the tin on a wire rack
Slice and serve as is or with more honey drizzled over if you’d like
Save the lemon juice for another time - squeeze juice out and freeze in ice cube trays. Omit the ginger in the mixture, then serve the cake slices with extra honey, strawberries and vanilla ice-cream for an easy desert.
Almonds are an excellent source of calcium, necessary for healthy bones and teeth. They also contain protein and other minerals such as magnesium and zinc, as well as being a good source of fibre. Almonds are a good source of Vitamin E which acts as an anti-oxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals.
Vitamin E is also needed for a healthy immune system and helps to widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting in them.
Honey provides a natural energy boost and as such is useful for athletes before an event. Honey is used to soothe sore throats and can relieve irritating coughs, especially when combined with lemon.
The skin of lemons contains phenolic compounds which are found mainly in the
peel. Many of these compounds are antioxidants which promote health and help
prevent degenerative diseases. Some of the antioxidants found in lemon pigments are even more effective than Vitamin C.
Ginger is a warming spice that warms the body and aids circulation. It aids digestion, has a calming effect on the digestive system; helps ease nausea and is traditionally used to treat both morning sickness and motion sickness. Ginger is useful in treating colds and flu, especially when combined with lemon and honey.