Monday, 31 October 2011

Nut Loaf


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


He stirred...


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!


  1. that's a great recipe!
    I make my Christmas cakes in fruit tins, perfect size for gifts.

    I think Liam has your eyes ♥


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