Date and Nut Loaf

    1 hour 15 minutes

    Tasty, wholesome cos of the fruit and nuts but don't be fooled into thinking it's low fat:-) Easy to make and is great for morning tea.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons margarine (or butter)
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 teaspoon allspice
    • 1 cup boiling water
    • 1 cup chooped dates
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1 beaten egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 cups self-raising flour

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Boil together margarine, sugar, salt, allspice and boiling water - for 5 minutes.
    2. When cool, add dates, walnuts, egg, bicarb soda and self-raising flour.
    3. Bake in moderate oven for 45 to 60 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

    Variations

    For a difference try using white sugar and/or other dried fruits and nuts of your choice e.g. apricots, raisins, sultanas and slivered almonds, pecans, etc.

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