Date Roll

My new log tin has been getting quite a bit of use (see Nut Loaf).

1 cup boiling water
1 cup dates, chopped
1 tspn bi carb soda
2 Tblspns butter
1/3 C chopped walnuts
1 egg, beaten
3/4 C brown sugar
1 and a 1/2 C self raising flour

Pour the boiling water over the dates and bi carb soda and leave to soak for ten minutes (chopping up the nuts while you wait is a good use of the waiting time).

Add the butter, egg, sugar, nuts and flour to the date mixture and mix well.

Drop the batter into a greased log tin and bake at 170 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes.

Cool in the tin for five minutes before removing and cooling on a wire rack. Serve cold slices with butter.