Monday, 31 October 2011
I use special nut-loaf tins to make this. If you don't have the proper tins, I have heard that you can use a fruit juice can (eg pineapple juice) and cover the top with foil. This makes two nut loaves, so you will need two tins (or fruit cans).
1 cup chopped dates
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup sultanas
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ tablespoon butter
1 cup boiling water
2 cups plain flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
Combine the dates, nuts, sultanas, sugar, baking soda and butter.
Pour over the hot water, mix and then add flour, salt and egg.
Mix only until well blended with a wooden spoon.
Place in two well greased nut loaf tins, replace lids and stand upright in oven at 180C (160C FF) for 50-60 minutes.
Slice and serve with butter (or not).
Liam helped me to make the nut loaf today...
When did he turn into such a big boy?
He helped to grease the tins
When you grease the tins, line the base with baking paper. Use baking paper. I used to think grease-proof paper was baking paper, but baking paper is WAY better.
Ready to go in the oven!