Date and walnut loaf

    1 hour 10 min

    A warm sliced cake best served with butter and lashings of hot tea.

    32 people made this

    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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    this was just like my nanna used to make. I used a loaf tin as I couldn't find my cylindrical tin but just as nice. I left the egg out as well and didn't notice the difference. I wasn't sure how much vanilla to use as it wasn't listed in the ingredients so used apporx 1/2 teaspoon. This one will stay in the recipe file to be used again and again. thanks  -  24 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Loved it, tasted delicious. The only downside was, it fell apart when cutting (could be because of use of loaf tin), may have needed a bit more flour to bind. Otherwise, great taste, thank you.  -  24 Jun 2012  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Made this as an after-school snack for my kids, my 12 year old hates dates but ate roughly 1/2 the loaf over the next day or so! It was delicious and I will definitely be making this one again.  -  21 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)