Wicklewood's Spicy Gluten Free Walnut and Date Cake

"Moist, sweet, spicy, crunchy and gluten free,,,,heaven."
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photo by WicklewoodWench
photo by WicklewoodWench photo by WicklewoodWench
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  • Preheat oven to 180.
  • Grease and lightly flour a 1lb loaf tin.
  • Cut a length of greaseproof paper half the width of the loaf tin and twice the length, line the tin lengthways ensuring it overlaps at the ends.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth, slowly add the beaten egg.
  • Heat the milk in a saucepan, add the oil, syrup and treacle until melted, and then beat into the butter mixture, along with the 1 ½ oz chopped walnuts.
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder and spices and mix well.
  • In a pan, heat the dates, water, lemon zest and juice until boiling, reduce heat and simmer until soft.
  • Remove from heat and puree with a blender until smooth.
  • Place half of the cake mix in the bottom of the loaf tin, ensuring not to remove the lining paper, level with a palette knife.
  • Spread the date puree over the cake mix, almost to the edges of the tin.
  • Cover with the remaining cake mix.
  • Bake for 25 mins, don’t remove from tin.
  • Mix all the topping ingredients together and sprinkle over the cooked cake, return to the oven and bake for a further 15-20 minutes.
  • Leave to cool for 10 mins before using the overlapping greaseproof paper to remove the cake from tin and transferring to a cooling rack.

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<p><img title=...and src=http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/3818/dscf2137t.jpg alt=width=491 height=640 /></p> <p><span><span><strong>...and so the wench,the maid and the village idiot lived happily ever after.</strong></span></span></p> <p>I have always loved my food (not just my own but anyone's who offered it to me),,,&nbsp; then five years ago I was diagnosed with ceoliacs disease and all notion of ever having my favorite foods again went out the window. However, nessesity really is the mother of invention; instead of feeling sorry for myself and my dietry limitations,,,I got creative. I am in the process of starting my own business, which initially was exclusively targeted at ceoliacs, but thanks to my new husband and his diabetes, we hope to create food that is not only gluten free and sugar free or low carb, but will also cater for those amongst us with a whatever attitude to healthy food...Yes I do have one left at home,,bring on the empty nest.</p> <p><span><span><strong>The other man in my life</strong></span></span></p> <p><img title=The src=http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/5314/file4226.jpg alt=width=320 height=213 /></p>
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