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Date and Walnut Loaf

By Chelsea Sugar
Date and Walnut Loaf
10 servings
  • 17 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cooking time 40 mins
  • Serves

    75 g butter
    1 cup chopped, pitted dates
    3/4 cup Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
    Finely grated rind of 1 orange
    1 cup (250 ml) boiling water
    1 egg
    2 cups plain flour
    3 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts


    Preheat the oven to 180°C.
    Cut the butter into cubes and put it in a bowl with the dates, Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar and grated rind. Pour over the boiling water and stand for about 10 mins, stirring occasionally until the butter melts. Cool to room temperature.
    Meanwhile, line the long sides and the bottom of a 7 cup (1 3/4 litre) capacity loaf tin, with a strip of baking paper. Butter or spray the ends of the tin.
    Beat the egg until frothy. Stir the remaining ingredients together until well combined.
    Tip the egg and the mixed dry ingredients on top of the cooled date mixture, then fold the three mixtures together, stirring only until everything is dampened, but not smooth. (If over mixed, the loaf will rise to a peak and be tough.)

    Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for approximately 40 mins, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean.

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Average Rating
(17 reviews)

I loved it so moist and crumbly and lots of walnuts.would make it again.

very easy to follow and very tasty

Delicious, moist and easy to make. Will definitely make another for Christmas

very nice and easy

Super simple to make, always works perfectly. Really delicious, everybody loves it

I Just love this recipe today I am making it again for a friend of mine
it is just AWESOME!!!

Absolutely delicious…I sell this to friends and family…they love it..

Super easy to make and tastes delicious

A really good moist loaf. I always make one and a half times the recipe because everybody loves it.

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Easy recipe, great taste. Absolutely love it!

Yummy and easy.

One of the best I've done. Very moist, although I did put some ginger syrup in too. I liked the ease of this recipe. YUM

Moist and very tasty. Used a glass loaf pan and instead of orange used the rind of 1 grated lemon.

I'm a beginner baker and the loaf turned out beautifully. The only comment I would make is that you have said if we leave it in the loaf tin to cool.

So easy to make and tastes delicious with the orange rind in it.

Excellent. The orange rind gives it a lovely flavor.

Absolutely delicious

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