• Sarah L Samuels

Grandma’s Date & Walnut Loaf

This is another recipe from my Grandma’s handwritten recipe book. It says it is Mrs Black’s recipe and she was my Grandparents next door neighbour.


The method and tin size etc was again very sparse so I used my baking experience and the first loaf was delicious but quite a small loaf so I increased the quantities and now I have a nice sized loaf that I am really happy with. It tastes really good and I have now eaten half the first smaller loaf!!!!

It’s really easy to make and doesn’t need any fancy mixers just a bowl and spoon!

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To start pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade or 160 fan then grease and line a 1lb loaf tin.

Melt the butter in a small pan or in the microwave. Then chop the dates and place in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water and leave for 5 minutes.

Next roughly chop the walnuts - don’t make them too small as you want to be able to taste them and give the loaf some crunch.

Put the melted butter in a large bowl with the sugar, eggs, walnuts and flour. Drain the water from the dates and add the dates to the large bowl and mix everything together until there is no flour showing anymore.


Finally add the milk and mix again. Then put the mixture into the loaf tin and place in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Leave to cool in the tin before cutting into slices.


Ingredients:


45g Melted unsalted butter

100g Caster sugar

2 Eggs

215g Chopped dates

85g Chopped walnuts

125g Self Raising Flour

1 Tbsp Milk


Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade (160 fan)

  2. Grease and line a 1lb loaf tin.

  3. Melt the butter in a small pan or in the microwave.

  4. Chop the dates and place them in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water and leave for 5 minutes.

  5. Put the melted butter in a large bowl with the sugar, eggs, walnuts and flour.

  6. Drain the water from the dates and add the dates to the large bowl and mix everything together until there is no flour showing anymore.

  7. Finally add the milk and mix again.

  8. Put the mixture into the loaf tin and place in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  9. Leave to cool in the tin.

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Sarah’s extra slice…….


Can be eaten plain or it is delicious smothered in butter!


It keeps well for a few days after baking.



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