Date and Walnut Loaf recipe

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  • Serves 8
  • 30 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
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Customer recipe by Beverley Derbyshire
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Preheat the oven to 170c

Take a medium sized sacuepan and add the: Dates Water Butter Sugar Put over a low heat and stir until all the sugar has dissolved

Bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer the mixture for a couple of minutes. Pour the mixture into a heatproof bowl and allow to cool for 15 minutes or so. Whilst you're waiting for the mixture to cool, brush a loaf tin (mine is a 10cm by 20cm tin) with a little melted butter.

Sieve the flour and spices into a separate bowl. Lightly whisk the eggs. Add the eggs to the (cooled) date mixture. Give it a good stir.

Pour the date mixture into the flour/spice mix. Use a wooden spoon to ensure it's thoroughly mixed. Finally, add the walnuts and stir gently but thoroughly. If you are too vigorous, the walnuts will crumble to nothing.

Spoon the mixture into the greased loaf tin and bake in the centre of the oven for about an hour.

I began testing mine with a skewer after about 50 minutes of baking. When the skewer comes out clean and the cake feels firm, it's ready to take out. Turn the cake onto a wire rack and try to resist it for at least twenty minutes.

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  • 240g pitted and halved dry dates
  • 310ml Water
  • 100g Dark brown sugar
  • 80g Butter
  • 300g Self raising flour
  • 1.5 tsp Ground mixed spice
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g glace cherries
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