Morning and afternoon teas need not always be characterized by super sweet concoctions. Instead a less sweet but equally tasty option is required. With a hint of healthiness (dates and walnuts), this recipe is a great alternative.
This loaf can happily be served straight from the oven or at room temperature. Serve with butter for that extra layer of naughtiness!
Donna Hay recipes are always winners. They are simple, straightforward and most importantly always very tasty. This recipe is no different!
- 1 1/2C Flour
- 1 1/2tsp Baking Powder
- 2/3C Sugar
- 1C Dates (roughly chopped)
- 1/2C Walnuts (roughly chopped)
- 125G (40z) Butter (unsalted)
- 1/4C (2fl oz) Milk
- 2 Eggs
- Preheat oven to 160C (325F)
- Grease and line a loaf tin
- Sift together flour and baking powder
- Add sugar, dates, nuts, mix and set aside
- In a small saucepan heat butter and milk over low heat and cook until butter is just melted
- Add milk/butter mixture and eggs to flour; stir until just combined
- Spoon mix into prepared loaf tin
- Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a skewer can be inserted and comes out clean
- Cool in tin for 5 minutes
- Serve warm or room temperature with lashings of butter and for the extra sweet tooth some homemade jam
Inspired by: Donna Hay Modern Classics Book 2
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