I found this in the Pooh cookbook, by Katie Stewart, which came out a long time ago. Breakfast is often a bit boring, with limited choices of cereal, or toast in the week, so I decided to give Pooh’s raisin bread for eating with honey a go. 


Makes 1 Large Loaf

  • 12oz (or 12 rounded tablespoons) self raising flour
  • 1/2 level teaspoon salt
  • 3oz (or 3 rounded tablespoons) castor sugar
  • 1 1/2oz (about 24) walnut halves
  • 3 tablespoons seedless raisins
  • 2 eggs
  • just under 1/2 pint milk
  • 2oz butter
  • For the glaze: 1 tablespoon castor sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Sift the flower and salt into a large bowl and add the sugar.
  • Add the raisins and nuts, if you’re using. Stir well, and then hollow out the centre.
  • Pour the eggs and milk into the centre and mix to a soft dough.
  • Stir in the melted butter and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour into a greased loaf tin and place on the centre shelf of a pre-heated oven and bake for one hour.