Date Loaf

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Hullo!

I have a recipe* for you, and it’s a good ‘un! And – round of applause please – I even remembered to take a photo of the end result. Huzzah! I bring to you on this balmy Sunday afternoon some Date Loaf. This doesn’t last very long in our house and I wanted something for lunchboxes for more than a day, so I made a double mix. Mmm, get in my belly already…

INGREDIENTS

* 1 cup dates, chopped    * 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed    * 2 tabs butter    * 1 tsp baking soda    * 1 cup boiling water    * 1 egg, beaten    * 3/4 cup SR flour    * 3/4 cup plain flour

METHOD

Set oven to 180 degrees.

Into a mixing bowl place the dates, sugar, butter and baking soda. Pour boiling water over and mix well. Allow to stand until almost cold.

Add the egg, then sift the flours in, and mix well.

Pour into a greased and floured (or use baking paper) loaf tin and cook for 40-45 minutes.

Best served with a lather of butter on each slice.

* Original recipe found in Day to Day Cookery

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