Date Loaf 2


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.

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.