Date and Walnut Loaf

Date and Walnut Loaf Recipe:

1. Grease a 900g loaf tin

2. Cream the sugar and butter together until the mixture is light

3. Beat in the egg, the rind and juice of the lemon

4. Sieve the flour, baking powder and the salt together

5. Alternately beat the sieved ingredients and the milk into the mixture in several additions

6. Add the dates and walnuts

7. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin

8. Bake the mixture in the preheated oven for about 50 to 60minutes

9. Leave the loaf in the tin for about a minute then turn it out and serve

List of ingredients required:

(makes one 2lb (900g) loaf)

2 oz (50g) butter
1 large egg
Grated rind and juice of 1/2 lemon
6 oz (175g) plain flour
Pinch of salt
2 oz (50g) light brown sugar
115ml milk
3 oz (75g) dates, stoned and chopped
3 oz (75g) walnuts, chopped
1 level tablespoon baking powder

The oven should be preheated at a temperature of 350F (180C)