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 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.