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Medjool Date, Manuka Honey and Macadamia Breakfast Loaf

By Sarit Packer & Itamar Srulovich - Friend of Milk Street

1 Large 2kg Loaf or 2 smaller ones
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The properties of manuka honey are still being debated but there is no doubt that the flavor of the real thing is truly magnificent – rich and complex, with a slight resin undertone, a tiny bit bitter and even tangy. Many of the products sold as manuka are either counterfeit or adulterated, so be prepared to spend a bit on good quality. The unique flavor comes through beautifully in this loaf, and together with the Christmassy spicing makes a perfect foil for the chunks of toffee-sweet dates and buttery macadamia nuts.

TIP: This is a really large loaf, so you will need a big tin. If you are not sure about the size of your tin, just make sure you don’t fill it above the three-quarters level. It will also bake nicely in two smaller tins.

This recipe originally appeared in in December 2016 and is reprinted with permission.

For the cake

  • 150

    ml full-fat milk


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Sarah D.
November 15, 2023
Recipe Needs to be Updated
I am interested in making this recipe. Could you please update it to your standard where it lists both types of measurement?
Diana L.

I was trying to make this recipe and it says 160 oven. I have a regular convection oven. I made it and set it to conv at 320. Could you please update your recipe to include Fahrenheit tempature of the oven as well?

Sandra M.

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