Golden date and nut loaf

Golden date and nut loaf


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About this recipe: Wonderfully golden-coloured, light and eggy loaf packed with dates, walnuts and digestive biscuit crumbs.


Serves: 4 

  • 6 eggs
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 145g dates, pitted and chopped
  • 115g chopped walnuts
  • 65g digestive biscuit crumbs
  • 1 pinch salt

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Separate the eggs and beat the egg yolks until light and lemon coloured. Slowly add the sugar and baking powder to the beaten egg yolks, mixing constantly. Add the dates, nuts, digestive biscuit crumbs and salt.
  3. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Pour this whole mixture into an ungreased 2 lb (900g) loaf tin.
  4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 45 minutes.

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