Medianyk (Honey Cake)

         Yield: 10 Servings
Categories: Cakes, Christmas, Russian

4 oz Butter 4 lg Eggs 14 oz Honey 14 oz Unbleached All-Purpose Flour -; 3 Cups 1/2 ts Ground Ginger 1/2 ts Ground Nutmeg 1/2 ts Ground Cloves 1 ts Cinnamon 2 ts Baking Powder Cream the butter and separate the eggs. Add the room temperature yolks, one at a time, to the butter and beat well. Mix in the honey. Sift the flour, baking powder, and spices twice and add to the butter mixture. Whip the egg whites until stiff. Fold a little of the egg whites into the batter, then add the rest of them, folding them gently into the batter. Pour the batter into a guttered and floured loaf pan. Bake in a preheated 350 Degrees F. oven until firm on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool, in the pan, for 10 minutes, then remove and finish cooling on a wire rack.