Classic Date And Walnut Loaf Recipe

Date And Nut Bread
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Cooking Time45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyMethod
DishMain Ingredient


 Self raising flour4 Ounce (125 Gram)
 Sugar4 Ounce (125 Gram)
 Soda bicarbonate1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground cinnamon2 Teaspoon
 Dates2 Ounce, chopped (50 Gram)
 Walnuts2 Ounce, chopped (50 Gram)
 Butter1 Ounce (25 Gram)
 Water5 Fluid Ounce (150 Milliliter)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1599 Calories from Fat 524

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 61 g94.5%

Saturated Fat 18.3 g91.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 61 mg20.3%

Sodium 2130.7 mg88.8%

Total Carbohydrates 256 g85.3%

Dietary Fiber 16.7 g66.8%

Sugars 151.2 g

Protein 22 g43.8%

Vitamin A 15.1% Vitamin C 2.2%

Calcium 56.9% Iron 46.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Sift the flour, sugar, soda and cinnamon into a bowl.
Stir in the dates and walnuts.
Bring the butter and water to the boil, then gradually stir into the flour mixture.
Spoon into a well-greased 1/2 kg./ 1 lb.loaf tin and put into the oven preheated to moderate (180°C/350°F or Gas Mark 4).
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack.