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Banana and Date Tea Loaf

350 Calories per slice

ingredients

serves 8
225 g (8 oz,) stoned dates, chopped
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
300 ml (1/2 pint) fresh milk
100 g (4 oz) butter
275 g (10 oz) wholemeal self raising flour
75 g (3 oz) hazelnuts, shelled and chopped
2 bananas, peeled and mashed
1 egg, beaten

method

1. Heat the dates in a pan with the soda and milk, bring to the boil, remove from the heat. Cool.

2. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in 50g (2oz) hazelnuts.

3. Add the bananas, dates, milk and the egg. Mix well.

4. Spoon the mixture into a buttered 1.1 kg (2 1/2 lb) loaf tin. Sprinkle top with remaining nuts. Bake at
180°C (350°F) Mark 4 for 1 - 1 1/4 hours until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

What did you think?

7 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Variation
posted by GB @ 11:23AM, 3/25/09
Replaced half the dates with some sultanas - delicious!
Bread
posted by tinaa @ 07:19AM, 3/31/09
All I can say is WOW!
Bread
posted by Kim @ 05:31PM, 4/30/11
My partner doesn't like nuts in breads/cakes etc, so used the
recommended amount of dates, but added 2oz of sultanas to replace the nuts!!!

Also yummie
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