Date and walnut loaf

Date and walnut loaf

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This sweet loaf is delicious served warm with a drizzle of maple syrup.

The ingredient of Date and walnut loaf

  1. 240g (1 1/2 cups) pitted dried dates, halved
  2. 310mls (1 1/4 cups) water
  3. 100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) dark brown sugar
  4. 80g butter, cubed
  5. Melted butter, for greasing
  6. 300g (2 cups) self-raising flour
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons mixed spice
  8. 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  9. 1 x 100g pkt walnut pieces

The instruction how to make Date and walnut loaf

  1. Place the dates, water, brown sugar and butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and pour into a heat-resistant bowl. Allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 170u00b0C. Brush a 9.5cm x 19.5cm (base measurement) loaf pan with the melted butter to grease.
  4. Sift the flour and mixed spice into a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs to the date mixture and stir to combine. Pour the date mixture into the flour mixture and use a wooden spoon to combine. Add the walnuts and stir to combine.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the greased pan and bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean. Turn onto a wire rack to cool.

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