Date Loaf Recipe

On Sunday I had the pleasure of meeting my online friend Rose. She came by for a Cuppa with her friend Naomi as they were visiting Canberra for the Craft and Quilt fair. Both ladies were absolutely lovely and I was so comfortable in their presence and having them in my home.

I am in the pink and Rose is in Red. Camellias provide a lovely Backdrop

I served Date Loaf and Apple Muffins. Both ladies commented on the Date loaf and I have chosen to share  the recipe with you today. :)

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups sifted SR flour
1 lightly packed cup Brown sugar
1 cup Chopped Dates
1 Cup boiling water
60g Butter
2 teaspoons Vanilla Essence
1 Teaspoon Bicarb Soda
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Mixed Spice.

Put Dates and Brown Sugar in a bowl and add your Butter ( slice this into smaller sections )
Add the Boiling water and stir until butter has melted.
Next Add Flour, Bicarb, Spice and mix it all up well, lastly incorporate the Vanilla to the mixture.

Bake in a well greased loaf tin at 180 deg for about 45 mins.

This is yummy with butter or simply unadorned.
I also occasionally add a handful of well crushed walnuts too.

Recipe for Date Loaf

Great with a Cuppa. :)

Have you ever met online friends in Real life?



12 comments:

  1. it's must have been nice to talk to a friend face to face i'm so happy for you both it's funny how things work out that her trip took her to you :)

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  2. It's so wonderful to meet online friends.
    I have Pinned your recipe!

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  3. Great job on the new header, very nice!

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  4. I can guarantee that date loaf. :)

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  5. Hi Tammy. I dropped in today and have had a lovely rainy day enjoying your site. You've even inspired me to do rainy day baking. Thanks for the lovely time.

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  6. Lovely to meet new friends Tammy! Love the new banner xo

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  7. How great to catch up, i have never met any online friends but one day i plan too.

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  8. Love the new banner. And I *love* date loaf. It's a big hit for all the family.

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  9. Ooh, the loaf not only looks delicious, it comes with a guarantee as well! Excellent.

    How wonderful for you both to meet up. I've met some ladies who were on an author's forum I used to visit several years ago. It was a little weird but so much nicer after having done so. We ended up having several 'outings' as a group. Good fun. :)

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  10. It sounds like the two of you hit it off straight away, it's funny how that happens even though you've only ever talked on line before:) I really like the sound of the date loaf Tammy I think I'll put that on my menu list for next week. I have had a chance to meet one of my online friends Sandrine and one of Sandrine's online friend Sandi. We all caught up at the quilt fair recently, I was a bit nervous at first but it was really nice to catch up with like minded and lovely people in person:) x

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  11. Hi Tammy, I just love your recipes....and yep, I've met online friends too....YOU and Rose....even a few others...It's always a pleasure to be chatting in real life...especially to people who have the same interests.

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  12. Oh, I forgot to say I love the new look on your banner....very nice indeed.

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