Eggless Date Loaf

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    A modified recipe from a yummy original that my mum made me all through my childhood. The original I might as well also post. This recipe is great for those allergic to eggs but I like it mainly because it's so rich and moist!


    Tasmania, Australia
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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 cup (155g) of chopped dates
    • 3/4 cup (155g) of raw sugar
    • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:20min  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Preheat your oven to 160 degrees C (you can do that after you boil the fruit though).
    2. Add the dates, sugar, butter and water to a pot and simmer it for about 5-7 minutes. The dates will go a bit mushy, this is good but leave some chunky bits too!
    3. Remove from the heat and let it cool to room temperature. Sift the flour and the bicarb soda together and stir it into the mix.
    4. Line your loaf tin with baking paper, then pour into a loaf tin (I use the smallish ones you get from supermarkets, they're the perfect size).
    5. Bake until brown on top and a skewer comes out clean. It usually takes about an hour but really depends on the oven. If you are using a bottom element oven as I do it's also useful to double line the tin, it prevents the bottom burning as this is a fairly long cooking ole loaf.
    6. When cooked - cool and cut into slices, you can butter those but I find this is moist enough to not bother.

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    Used different ingredients. Added 1 packet of glazed ginger, didn't bother chopping before adding to mixture.  -  13 Mar 2010


    Took shortcuts. Instead of chopping up the dates, I purchased a 200g packet of chopped up dates. This took about 5 minutes off the preparation time.  -  13 Mar 2010


    Yum! Super easy and egg-free toddler loves it too I decreased sugar to 1/2C and its plenty sweet enough and add about an extra 1/4C water to make the batter moist enough, was a bit dry first time I made it Found it only takes about 30mins to bake, the 2hour timeframe for total cook is wrong I can bust it out within an hour  -  09 Mar 2018