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Date and Walnut Loaf

A classic Australian afternoon tea loaf that is sure to satisfy everyone in the family.

Ingredients

Weight/
Volume
Ingredients Volumetric
Measure
45 g Melted Butter 3 tbsp
115 g Sugar ½ cup
1⅘ g Mixed Spice 1 tsp
4⅗ g Bicarbonate of Soda 1 tsp
125 g Water ½ cup
1 each Egg 1 each
190 g Laucke Wallaby Flour 1⅕ cup
4⅗ g Baking Powder 1 tsp
6⅛ g Salt ½ tsp
200 g Chopped Dates 1⅓ cups
50 g Raisins ⅓ cups
60 g Finely chopped Walnuts ⅖ cups

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C conventional or 180°C fan forced.

  2. Place butter, sugar, mixed spice, bicarbonate soda and water in a bowl

  3. Add egg, and mix until clear.

  4. Add sifted Laucke Wallaby Bakers Flour, baking powder and salt.

  5. Mix in dates, raisins and walnuts, this dough will be batter like.

  6. Place in a lined cake tin or a greased bread tin and bake at 190°C conventional or 180°C fan forced for 50 – 55 minutes.

Helpful Hints

  • Try soaking the raisins and walnuts in brandy, marsala or rum for 2 hours before making the loaf.

  • Sweet Bread
  • Bake for 50 - 55 minutes
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