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Pat's Date Loaf

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When Kelly submitted this recipe she included the following note:
This is a recipe that I make all the time, not sure if it has come from Aunty Pat or not - but it’s definitely a favourite in my home and is simply known as Pats Date Loaf.

3 cups boiling water
100g butter
250g sultanas
2 cups sugar
250g dates
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp mixed spice
4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 180oC

Put first 7 ingredients into a large saucepan and bring to a gentle boil
Leave to cool
Stir in the 4 cups flour and 1 tsp baking powder

Line 2 x loaf tins
Bake in pre-heated oven about 1 hour

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2011 21:11