Date and walnut loaf recipe

Date and walnut loaf recipe from inishowen

kids can help can make in advance vegetarian
Category Cakes and biscuits recipes
ServesFour people could have a couple of slices each.
Prep time20 mins
Cook time45 mins

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Ease of cooking10
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Success with adults10
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225g (8oz) self-raising flour
1 packet dates (chopped)
55g (2oz) margarine
1 egg (beaten)
1 level tsp baking soda
55g (2oz) walnuts (chopped)
55g (2oz) sugar

Handy Hint

When cooked, slice and spread with butter.


1. Put chopped dates, sugar and margarine into a bowl, and add 8 tbsp (1/4 pint) of boiling water. Allow to cool.
2. Then sieve flour and baking soda together. Add this, along with the egg and walnuts to the ingredients and mix gently.
3. Put in loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes at 175C/350F.

gransnetter Reviews

From: Tuckshop on Sun 20-May-18 08:10:33 Overall rating: 0.0
For those using a gas cooker, could we please have gas mark? Thanks you. I haven't tried this yet but looks to taste lovely.
From: Coppernob on Sat 10-Mar-18 10:12:47 Overall rating: 10.0
Whilst I was making this for my husband I didn’t see how it could ever work. However he says it’s delicious. Unforunately I can’t test it as I don’t eat nuts.
From: inishowen on Fri 25-May-12 13:57:31 Overall rating: 0.0
My late mother used to make this loaf. We loved it and would often eat it like cake, without spreading any butter on it.