White Loaf with Honey, Butter & Pecans


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Apples for Jam

Apples for Jam

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2010

  • About

I use a home-made white loaf to make this. If you prefer, you can use an unsliced bought one — white sourdough is good. My friend Sue taught me how to make this. I think it’s fantastic — especially for a picnic.


  • 1 loaf white bread, unsliced
  • 80 g( oz) butter, melted
  • 100 g( oz/ cup) runny honey
  • 20 g(¾ oz) light brown sugar
  • 50 g( oz) pecans, chopped


    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4) and line a baking tray with baking paper. Remove the crusts from the bread and cut it in half horizontally to give two layers (if your loaf is extra high, you can make three layers). Put the pieces on the tray.

    Mix the butter, honey, sugar and pecans to get a gooey mixture. Pour and spread over the tops of the two bread halves. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the bread is crusty and golden on top (don’t burn it or the nuts will be bitter). Let it cool a dash, then cut into thick fingers. It will crisp up and become crunchier.