Ingredients

How to make it

  • Mix the dates and soda in a large bowl with a pinch of salt. Pour in
  • 300ml hot water, stir well and leave to cool completely.
  • Preheat oven to 375F.Butter a 1 kg loaf tin and line the base and two long sides.
  • Mix the butter and the flour in a food processor till it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the walnuts and muscavado sugar till evenly combined.
  • Tip the flour mixture and the egg into the cooled dates. Beat well to mix, then pour into the prepared tin and sprinkle the demerera sugar on top. Arrange dates halves over top in a decorative way. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer come out clean. Cool in tin for 5 minutes, invert on a wire rack to cool.
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Pour hot water over date and soda   Close
stir walnuts and sugar   Close
tip the egg and flour mix over the dates mix.   Close
pour batter in tin and arrange date halves   Close

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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Ahhhhhh, you always come up with wonderful recipes!
    Gotta make this one soon! Got my 5
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    " It was excellent "
    tinadc ate it and said...
    My son phoned me and asked to bake something nice for him tonight when I get home and I knew I will find something on your page. I am making your loaf (it sure will lift his spirit) Thanx you are my star
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I'm making this recipe today with chopped dates. Thanks so much for posting the recipe for us all, Ahmed!
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  • michellem 11 years ago
    Hey what is raisin flour( or is that rising) and der. sugar? THank you ..this look great! MM
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Perfect Ahmed... I was waiting for this kind of recipe from you... Fan of your wonderful recipe!
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  • vindee 11 years ago
    Hey Ahmed...great post. I love date & walnut loaf...delicious & healthy too. BTW, at what stage does the egg go in...after the walnuts & muscavado sugar? Another ques...can we subs musc sugar with demerera sugar? Thanks...
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    " It was good "
    lor ate it and said...
    Good Morning Ahmed and thank you for the memory nudge. My Mother often made a Date and Nut loaf that was out of this world!!! I was so very fortunate in that my parents were worldly people. We enjoyed international cuisines and in doing so, we were taught the many different cultures.
    I prefer Demerara sugar in coffee and tea but I have never used it in my baking. I am looking forward to preparing your Date and Nut Tea Loaf.
    To answer tcvillegas question about Demerara Sugar.
    From Wikipedia;
    Demerara is used as the generic name of a type of specialty raw cane sugar often used in home baking and in sweetening coffee. Demerara, sometimes spelled demerera, is normally brown in colour—the natural colour of cane sugar. It takes its name from the Demerara colony in Guyana, which was the original source of this type of sugar, but is produced today mainly in Mauritius.
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    Looks absolutely delicious!Where do you find the time to make all these incredible dishes?I made a date recipe yesterday ,hope to share it soon.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    very nice excellent pictures! Joymarie
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    it's raw cane sugar
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    I love dates and raisins in my breads too... this is great for sure....
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  • tcvillegas 11 years ago
    Pardon my ignorance, Ahmed but what is demerara sugar? I don't think we have it here, unless its called some other name too... Appreciate your help on this. :)
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