Date Loaf – Book In A Baking Date

Sliced ate Loaf

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!

Date Loaf

  • 1 1/2C FlourDate Loaf Ingredients
  • 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 tinUnbaked Date Loaf
  • Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a skewer can be inserted and comes out clean
  • Cool in tin for 5 minutesBaked Date Loaf in Tin
  • Serve warm or room temperature with lashings of butter and for the extra sweet tooth some homemade jamBaked Date LoafSliced ate Loaf


Inspired by: Donna Hay Modern Classics Book 2


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2 Responses to Date Loaf – Book In A Baking Date

  1. Pingback: Australian Style Tea Cake | To Serve, With Love

  2. Wow!!! It looks yummy to the core !!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe !!!

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