Date and Walnut Loaf
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|1 tsp||Baking soda|
|1 cup||Black tea|
|1 cup||Brown sugar|
|1 tsp||Vanilla essence/extract|
|2 cups||Self raising flour|
- Place coursely chopped dates in a bowl. Sprinkle with baking soda and cover with boiling-hot black tea. Set aside for 1 hour for dates to soften and cool.
- Heat oven to 160 degC. Grease and line a standard loaf tin with baking paper.
- Stir brown sugar, egg, butter and vanilla into the cooled date mixture. Stir in sifted flour and walnuts to just combine. Spoon mixture into prepared loaf tin.
- Bake for 1 hour or until loaf tests cooked when a skewer inserted comes out clean.