It's also fine to make this loaf in a loaf tin.
this was just like my nanna used to make. I used a loaf tin as I couldn't find my cylindrical tin but just as nice. I left the egg out as well and didn't notice the difference. I wasn't sure how much vanilla to use as it wasn't listed in the ingredients so used apporx 1/2 teaspoon. This one will stay in the recipe file to be used again and again. thanks - 24 Jan 2011
Loved it, tasted delicious. The only downside was, it fell apart when cutting (could be because of use of loaf tin), may have needed a bit more flour to bind. Otherwise, great taste, thank you. - 24 Jun 2012
Made this as an after-school snack for my kids, my 12 year old hates dates but ate roughly 1/2 the loaf over the next day or so! It was delicious and I will definitely be making this one again. - 21 Jun 2010