Date and Walnut Loaf

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Serves 10-12


  • 1 2/3 cups chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 4 x 8-inch loaf pan.

Place all the ingredients except the flour in a saucepan and stir over low heat until the butter is melted. Set aside to cool. Mix in the flour, and then pour the mixture into the prepared pan.

Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve cut in thick slices.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.

RecID 1071

nutrition information per serving

182 calories; 5g total fat; 4mg cholesterol; 298mg sodium; 35g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 2g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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