Date and Ginger Loaf

1 cup dried Sunreal dates, chopped
1 cup soft brown sugar
1/2 cup crystallized ginger, chopped if needed
110 g butter, chopped
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour or 1 1/2 cups gluten free self-raising flour
1 egg, beaten
  • Preheat oven to 180°C (fan-forced 160°C).
  • Grease an 18cm square cake tin.
  • Place chopped dates, brown sugar, ginger, butter and one cup of water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then take off the stove and add the bicarbonate of soda. Stir.
  • Add the sifted flour and the beaten egg.
  • Mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes.

(Recipes and Images Copyright Chef Jimmy Boswell 2014)


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