• 12servings
  • 70minutes
  • 388calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsCarbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsH, D
MineralsFluorine, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup dates , pitted, roughly chopped

  2. 1/2 cup water

  3. 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  4. 200 g milk chocolate, chopped

  5. 125 g butter , softened

  6. 1/2 cup brown sugar

  7. 1/4 cup maple syrup

  8. 2 eggs , room temperature

  9. 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

  10. 1 cup walnuts , roughly chopped

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Place dates and water in a saucepan over low heat; cook for 5-10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

  2. Remove from heat;add the soda, stir and allow to cool.

  3. Preheat oven to 180°C.

  4. Grease and line a loaf pan 10cm x21cm, 7 cm deep.

  5. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over simmering water, stir with a metal spoon for 5 minutes, or until chocolate is melted; remove from heat and cool.

  6. Using a mixer, cream butter, sugar and maple syrup until pale and creamy; add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each egg is added.

  7. Stir in melted chocolate.

  8. Sift flour over this chocolate mixture, then using a metal spoon, fold in until combined.

  9. Fold in the dates and walnuts, then spoon into prepared pan.

  10. Bake for 50 minutes or until cooked when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  11. Allow to stand in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out to a wire rack to cool.

  12. Serve sliced (and buttered if you wish).


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