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Date and Walnut Loaf


There are some recipes that stays with you forever. The “I always count on it when I need something” sort of recipes. This Date and Walnut Loaf is probably one of the first “cake/loaf” recipe that I have tried. I can’t exactly remember where I get it from-probably from a very old Food Ideas Recipes Magazine that I was very fond of 7 years ago (Until the raise their prices).

When I look back at my posts, I realized I have not once blogged about this! Sometimes, you take old test and trusted recipes for granted.. Shame on me!

So here we go:
Date and Walnut Loaf

250 grams pitted dates roughly chopped
1 1/3 cups of water
3/4 cups of brown sugar
100grams melted butter
2 eggs
2 cups self raising flour
1 tsp of mixed spice
1 cup walnuts chopped

Line loaf pan with baking paper. Preheat Oven 180C.

Place dates and water in saucepan. Cook stiring occassionally for 5 minutes or until water comes to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes.

Stir sugar, butter and eggs into dates. Sift flour and mixed spice into mixture and fold to combine. Fold in walnuts.

Spoon mixture into pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes till skewer comes out clean. Stand for 5 minutes before turning into a rack to cool.

Slice- I usually have mine just like that but hubby sometimes like to spread a little butter on it.

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8 thoughts on “Date and Walnut Loaf”

  1. I love a basic cake/bread with fruit and nuts. My grandmother used to make fig bread with figs from her garden and that was so delicious. This sort of reminds me of that.I want this right now!

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  2. very culinary-figs! YUM! I would love to experiment with that too. Christine- I love dates! It’s healthy too.little corner- oh really? that is a pity! hubby love nuts in our cakes and cookies.big boys oven- you are always welcome over at our place! when r u guys coming to perth?cynthia- thanks for dropping by despite being so busy!!little inbox- so true!

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