Date, Honey and Walnut Loaf

Total Time
1hr 10mins
10 mins
1 hr

A favourite with family and friends, not too sweet a good homely cake.

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  1. In bowl, soak chopped dates in 1/2 cup boiling water.
  2. Let cool.
  3. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and honey until fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  5. Stir in date mixture and vanilla.
  6. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and ginger; stir in the date mixture alternately with milk, making 3 additions of dry ingredient and 2 of milk and adding walnuts with last addition.
  7. Pour into 4 - 5 cup loaf pan.
  8. Bake in 350deg.
  9. F (175degC) for 1 hour or until tester comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool in pan on rack for 10n minutes.
  11. Transfer to rack to cool.