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Date And Walnut Loaf

Ingredients
  Self raising flour 3⁄4 Pound (350 gram)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground mixed spice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Castor sugar 3 Ounce (75 gram)
  Dates 3 Ounce, stoned and chopped (75 gram)
  Walnuts 75 Gram, finely chopped
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Milk 1⁄2 Pint (300 milliliter)
  Butter 2 Ounce (50 gram)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Take a 1 kg/2 lb loaf tin and line it with greased greaseproof paper or non-stick parchment.
2) Heat the oven to (180°C/350°F or Gas Mark 4).

MAKING
3) In a bowl, sift the flour, salt and spice(s).
4) Add the sugar, dates and walnuts and make a well in the centre.
5) Combine the eggs and milk together and mix well.
6) Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture with the butter and beat for 2 minutes until well mixed.
7) In the prepared tin, pour the mixture and smooth the top.
8) Bake in a preheated moderate oven for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean.
9) Turn out the loaf onto a wire rack, remove the paper lining and let it cool for few hours.
10) Wrap the loaf in foil and pack in a freezer bag.
11) Seal the bag, label and freeze.

SERVING
12) Thaw the loaf at room temperature for 3-4 hours.
13) Cut it into slices and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Ingredient: 
Date
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
7 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
77 Minutes

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