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Medivnyk (Traditional Honey Bread)


A tender bread with a slight orange taste. Excellent plain, toasted or for sandwiches.













Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


8 large eggs
separated, at room temperature
6 tablespoons butter
14 ounces honey
lover or wild
2 cups sugar
6 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 each oranges
zest and juice of
1 cup coffee
strong brewed
1 cup sour cream
1 cup filberts
or walnuts, chopped (optional)


Heat the honey to boiling and allow to cool. Separate the eggs, reserving the whites. Beat the room temperature yolks with the butter until fluffy. Add the cooled honey and beat until well blended. Add the sugar and blend well. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon together, then sift again. Add to the honey mixture. Add the orange zest, juice, coffee and sour cream stirring until no dry flour shows. Whip the egg whites until stiff, then fold in a little of the whites, mixing well, then add the rest of the whites. Stir in the chopped nuts, if using them.

Pour into buttered and floured loaf pans, rapping them to even the batter. Bake in a preheated 325 Degree F. oven for about an hour. Do not open the oven door during the first 30 minutes of baking. When done, cool on wire racks for 10 minutes and then turn out to finish cooling. Wrap well in heavy duty aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 283g (10.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 78019% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 197mg 66%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 50%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 9% Iron 26%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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