Nut Loaf

Look what I bought!

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I’ve been wanting a log tin for ages but haven’t been able to find one, but eventually I saw this one in a speciality kitchen wares shop so I snapped it up. Mum has one, but I have more hope of finding a hen’s tooth than getting Mum to part with one of her cake tins. I thought about asking her if I could borrow it, but decided that we would both be happier if I just bought my own.

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So, Nut Loaf. The house smelled absolutely wonderful while this was cooking, due to the mixed spice.

1 and a 1/2 C self raising flour
1/2 tspn mixed spice
1 Tblspn butter
1/2 C caster sugar
1/2 C walnuts, chopped
1 egg, beaten
1/2 C milk

Sift the flour and spice together, then rub in the butter until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.

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Add the sugar and nuts, then mix into a soft dough with the egg and milk.

Place the mixture into a greased (wait for it…) log tin.

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Put the lid on and bake standing up at 180 degrees Celsius for 55 minutes. Cool for a few minutes in the tin before turning out to cool on a wire rack. Serve slices with butter.

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