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Date and Walnut Loaf

Date and Walnut Loaf

It’s still school holidays here but unfortunately I had to go back to my part time job this week. I really enjoyed being at home with the kids and pottering around doing some baking and craft.

I made this Date and Walnut Loaf while I was off. I love date cakes. My mum used to make them when I was growing up and it’s one of my favourites.

Occasionally she would put some nuts in it but as a kid I wasn’t real keen. Now I love them so this time I added some walnuts. It adds a bit of texture and crunch.

Date and Walnut Loaf Close Up

This loaf is great for morning tea, warmed up with butter. You can freeze this as well to take to work.

Date and Walnut Loaf Cut

Date and Walnut Loaf
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Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 25 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 25 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Date and Walnut Loaf
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 25 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 25 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings: loaf
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease a 23cm x 13cm loaf tin.
  2. Sift the flours, bicarbonate of soda and mixed spice into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the walnuts and stir to combine.
  4. Chop dates and add to a pan with the butter, sugar and water. Stir over a low heat until butter has melted and the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly.
  5. Pour the egg and butter mixture into a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  6. Pour the mixture into your baking tin. Add some extra walnuts on top and bake for an hour or until a skewer comes out clean.
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12 thoughts on “Date and Walnut Loaf

  1. This looks like a gorgeous cake! I love a cake you can but butter on 🙂

  2. I love a good date loaf, and this toasted under the grill and topped with plenty of melted butter sounds like the PERFECT weekend breakfast! It looks totally delicious! 🙂

  3. it’s been far to long between Date cooking I think.
    I’ll have to give this one a go… I’m seeing it warmed up with a scoop of ice-cream on top 😝

    1. Thanks Kim. Ice cream on top sounds great! 🙂

  4. Yum – you can’t beat a date loaf in my opinion {and the addition of walnuts sounds awesome}.

  5. This looks delicious! I always love having something to pair with my tea or coffee in the morning. Thanks for linking up with us in the #BestoftheBlogosphere link-up!

  6. I made this cake this evening since I already had the oven on for this evening’s meal. It was so easy to put together and smelled divine in the oven while we were eating our dinner. It only needed 45 minutes in my fan oven and I used only half a cup of pecans instead of walnuts as this was all I had to hand. Turned out beautifully and has a wonderful buttery / spice aroma. I will definitely make this again. Thanks so much for this easy and satisfying recipe.

    1. Thanks so much Barabara. Glad you liked it 😊

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