Date & Walnut Loaf
Date and Walnut Loaf


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup dates, chopped
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Spray oil
  • Icing sugar for dusting



  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place dates, butter, sugar and water in a saucepan and stir over medium heat gently bringing to the boil. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. Place mixture into a bowl and add eggs, walnuts and wholemeal flour, then sift over the self raising flour and baking powder.
  4. Spray a 15cm x 25cm loaf tin with spray oil, line with baking paper and spoon in the mixture.
  5. Place into the oven and bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until fully cooked. Remove from the oven to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack.
  6. Dust with icing sugar, slice and serve.

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