Makes 10 slices
50 g walnut halves
juice and zest of 1 untreated orange
150 g butter
150 g sugar
160 g flour
1 heaped tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 tbsp honey
butter and flour for the cake tin
Pre-heat the oven to 160 °C (Gas Mark 2.5), grease a loaf tin (20 cm in length) with butter and dust with flour. Roughly break up the walnut halves with a rolling pin. Wash and dry the orange, grate the zest finely and squeeze out the juice.
Melt the butter in a pan. Beat the eggs with the sugar until frothy. Mix together the flour and baking powder and stir into the egg and sugar mixture. Stir in the butter while still liquid and add the salt.
Add the walnut halves, orange zest, orange juice and honey to the cake mixture and stir well. Then turn into the loaf tin, level the top and bake for approx. 40 minutes. Leave to cool and serve dusted with icing sugar if desired.
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