The result is a cake that’s light, moist and slightly chewy. ( My mother now wants the recipe). Stir in chopped walnuts. Combine the flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl. 60g. Nice taste though. 3. 8 oz Self raising flour. I don’t know about you but I sometimes find dates in the cupboard and have to remind myself to use them up! Here’s how to make a delicious carrot, date and walnut loaf. You can use a plain flour with the addition of some baking powder. Free-range EggThe traditional glue of choice in any cake batter. Place the flour, sugar, chopped dates and baking powder into a large bowl, together with the walnuts, sunflowers and chia seeds. I think it’s because it reminds me of being in a quaint little coffee shop. To make this bread you'll need: Flour Dried yeast Sugar Salt Dates Walnuts. Fold through walnuts. Both great, I tweek them to make the vegan and a great success. There’s something quite comforting about a slice of cake that’s been bakes in loaf-form. Lightly a 10cm x 20cm loaf pan and line with baking paper, making sure there is a 2cm overhang over the sides. When cold, drizzle the remaining honey … Date and walnut cake was often in the pantry for after school snacks. Mix to break up the margarine and then set aside until the boiling water has cooled. I’ve done it several times now & it comes out lovely, which is amazing because I don’t rate myself as a baker although I love doing it & have rekindled that love during lockdown. Gently mix with wooden spoon to ensure all margarine has melted and dates plump up. Love Walnuts too? Rather disappointing. Remove from the oven and check with a skewer that the cake is cooked – it … Mix well with wooden spoon and add beaten egg. Privacy policy. Many thanks Refrigerated.  -  Mary. © All content copyright to Amy Lorimer & Christine Lorimer unless otherwise stated. Sift together flour, bicarbonate of soda, mixed spice and a little salt. Cool for 15 minutes, then lift out of the tin using the paper. Traditional home baking, just like Granny used to make. Set aside. Subscribe to get our latest recipes and all the news from Baking with Granny. I don’t tend to stress to much about the size of eggs in a loaf cake, as long as they’re free-range. 75 g butter 1 cup chopped, pitted dates 3/4 cup Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar Finely grated rind of 1 orange 1 cup (250 ml) boiling water 1 egg 2 cups plain flour 3 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup chopped walnuts . Very disappointed. We grew up on a farm that had once been a nursery and had the most magnificent walnut tree. Method. https://www.healthyseasonalrecipes.com/banana-bread-dates-walnuts Can I use wholemeal and make it rise OK? DRIED DATES – THE BEST TYPE TO BUY! Fold in dates and walnuts; pour mixture into prepared tin. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Rate this recipe Save this to your recipe book Print recipe. A collection of classic (metric-friendly!) But it’s the fresh lemon juice that really makes this loaf sing! I love this recipe. Liquids. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Add the brown sugar, egg and vanilla; mix well. Wow, it was so easy to make and turned out perfect (I also used the loaf tin liners). Grease and line a loaf tin (mine is 10cm x 21cm) with baking paper. Keep it a day or two if you can, it only gets better. Place the dates, bicarbonate of soda, margarine and sugar in a large bowl and pour over the boiling water. Other. Grease and line a 21cm x 11cm loaf pan. It’s denser than my usual Everyday Fruit Cake and doesn’t keep quite as well because there are no eggs in it. 2lb (1kg) loaf tin . This is a great recipe to do just that. Hi, every time I make a cake with either mixed fruit, cherries etc (even after I’ve chopped in half, washed, dried, rolled in flour) everything always sinks to the bottom?? 102. Condiments. Fold in walnuts. A classic date and walnut loaf recipe. 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