Date & Raisin Loaf (Old Black Joe)

Recipe by Lizzie in NZ
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 160 deg Celsius.
  • Line an 8 inch cake tin with baking paper.
  • Combine chopped dates, raisins and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • Pour in the boiling water, stir. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.
  • Now, fold in the sifted flour and baking powder until just combined. Don't over mix at this point or the loaf will be tough.
  • Bake 160 deg C for approximately 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Leave in tin to cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.
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