date and walnut loafrating:
This is a great loaf to eat on its own or with a bit of butter (for the naughty of us!).
8oz block dates, cut into small chunks
Pinch baking soda
¼ pt boiling water
3oz unsalted butter
3oz caster sugar
8oz self-raising flour
3oz walnuts, roughly chopped
Add boiling water to dates with baking soda. Stir and set aside.
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg. Stir in flour and nuts and then the dates.
Place in a greased and lined loaf tin and bake at 180C for 50 minutes.
Wrap in foil and keep for at least a day before cutting.
Tastes great on its own or with a bit of real butter!