Date and walnut loaf

Date and walnut loaf


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About this recipe: A warm sliced cake best served with butter and lashings of hot tea.


Serves: 10 

  • 175g chopped dates
  • 250ml boiling water
  • 1 tsp bicarb
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 175g dark brown soft sugar
  • 60g butter
  • 50ml oil
  • 1 egg
  • 180g self raising flour
  • 100g walnut pieces

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a cylindrical tin.
  2. Combine dates, bicarb, vanilla, butter and oil and boiling water in a large bowl. Stand for 15 mins.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, nuts and egg in a large bowl. Add date mixture and stir well.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes. Close both ends and stand on a tray. Cool in tin before serving sliced and spread with margarine.

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