Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Date and Walnut Cake

Today’s recipe is an easy to make Date and Walnut Cake that is full of goodness. It can be served for tea or supper and is equally appropriate for a picnic or packed lunch.

4 oz (110g) soft margarine
6oz (175g) soft brown sugar
2 eggs - lightly beaten
4oz (110g) wholemeal flour
4oz (110g) plain flour
pinch of salt
11/2 teaspoons baking powder
4oz (110g) walnuts - roughly chopped
3oz (75g) pitted dates - roughly chopped
1 small baking apple, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
3 or 4 tablespoons milk

Pre-heat the oven to Gas mark 4 (180 C; 350 F)
Butter a loaf tin 31/2 x 71/2 inch base (8.5 x 19cm)

Sift flour into large mixing bowl and add sugar, eggs, margarine, salt and baking powder. Whisk together with electric hand whisk until thoroughly combined. Add the apple, walnuts and dates. Finally add the milk and mix well. Transfer to the loaf tin and spread evenly. Bake for 1 hour or until the loaf feels springy in the centre and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let it cool for a minute or two in the tin then take out and put onto a wire tray. When cold put in airtight tin.


Hello - thanks for dropping by to leave a comment. Your comments are much appreciated even if I don't always reply. They will appear as soon as they have been moderated.

Blog Archive