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Date And Walnut Loaf

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  Fresh compressed yeast 1 Ounce
  Warm water 1⁄2 Pint
  Black treacle 3 Tablespoon (Molasses)
  Butter 2 Ounce, melted
  Whole-wheat flour 1 Pound
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Stoned pitted dates 2 Ounce, chopped
  Walnuts 2 Ounce, chopped

Cream the yeast with 4 tablespoons (1/3 cup) water.
Heat remaining water to boiling then add the treacle and butter.
Cool until lukewarm.
Place the flour and salt in a warmed mixing bowl.
Make a well in the centre and pour in the treacle mixture, yeast liquid, dates and walnuts.
With a wooden spoon, draw the ingredients together and beat to form a smooth, soft dough.
Continue to beat for 3-4 minutes.
Cover with a damp cloth and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Turn onto a well floured board and knead for 4 minutes.
Divide in half, form each piece into a loaf shape and place in greased 1 lb.loaf tins.
Put the tins in an oiled polythene (plastic) bag and leave to rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.
Remove from bag.
Bake in a hot oven, 425°F, Gas Mark 7 for 35-40 minutes.
Turn onto a wire tray to cool.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2620 Calories from Fat 791

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 92 g141.9%

Saturated Fat 34.1 g170.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 121.9 mg40.6%

Sodium 2070.6 mg86.3%

Total Carbohydrates 415 g138.3%

Dietary Fiber 66 g263.9%

Sugars 69.4 g

Protein 76 g151.1%

Vitamin A 29.5% Vitamin C 1.7%

Calcium 50.7% Iron 168.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Date And Walnut Loaf Recipe