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Date and Banana Slice

Ingredients

Weight/
Volume
Ingredients Volumetric
Measure
70 g Chopped Dates 7½ tbsp
67 g Water ¼ cup
22 g Honey ½ cup
90 g Butter 6¼ tbsp
140 g Brown Sugar 10 tbsp
200 g Laucke Wallaby Flour 1¼ cups
1 g Ground Nutmeg ½ tsp
85 g Mashed Bananas 6 tbsp
38 g Bran ½ cup
LEMON ICING
390 g Icing Sugar 3 cups
30 g Soft Butter 2 tbsp
28 g Lemon Juice 5⅕ tsp
15 g Water 3 tsp

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C.

  2. Combine chopped dates, water and honey in a saucepan and bring to the boil, simmer for 2 minutes until it thickens slightly. Allow to cool.

  3. Beat butter and sugar until combined, stir in the flour and nutmeg.

  4. Finally add the mashed banana, chopped dates and bran, mix until clear.

  5. Spread mixture evenly on a prepared baking tray.

  6. Bake at 190°C for 20 - 25 minutes or until firm.

  7. After baking, allow to cool for 20 minutes, then spread the top with lemon icing.

  8. Lemon Icing

  9. Place butter, and icing sugar, into a mixing bowl, and mix slightly, then add the lemon juice and water to give a thick paste.

  10. Stir over a pan of simmering water until a spreading consistency is achieved. 

  11. After coating the slice, sprinkle with a little nutmeg.

  • Sweet Bread
  • 20 - 25 minutes
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