Date Loaf 2

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This Date Loaf was nice, but I shovelled too much mixture into the log tin, so had an overflow (the strange shaped end is the overflow). Then I got over-enthusiastic when I took the Date Loaf out of the oven, removing it from the tin too soon ad breaking it. Oh well, it tasted good buttered.

1 C self raising flour
1/2 C caster sugar
2 tspns cinnamon
1/2 tspn bi carb soda
1/2 C walnuts, chopped
60gm butter
1/2 C dates, chopped
2/3 C boiling water

Place the chopped dates in a bowl with the bi carb soda and boiling water and leave to soak while you prepare the other ingredients.

Place the flour, cinnamon and walnuts into a bowl.

Heat the butter and sugar in a saucepan, then mix into the dry ingredients with the date mix. Stir well, then spoon into a greased log tin.

Bake at 160 degrees Celsius for about 40 minutes.

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