Date Loaf Recipe

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Date Loaf Recipe

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  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 30g butter
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tbs  golden syrup
  • ½ cup soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp  bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 cups wholemeal flour


  • Place dates in a bowl and add butter. Pour over boiling water and add the golden syrup.
  • Mix with an electric beater on medium speed until butter melts.
  • Add brown sugar, bicarbonate of soda, vanilla essence and flour. Mix until combined.
  • Pour mixture into a baking paper lined 22cm loaf tin. Bake at 180°C (or 160° fan forced) for 45 to 50 minutes or until loaf springs back when lightly touched.
  • Leave in tin for 5 minutes before turning on to a cooling rack.

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