Date and walnut loaf
- Place coursely chopped dates in a bowl. Sprinkle with baking soda and cover with boiling-hot black tea. Set aside for 1 hour for dates to soften and cool.
- Heat oven to 160C. Grease and line a standard loaf tin with baking paper.
- Stir brown sugar, egg, butter and vanilla into the cooled date mixture. Stir in sifted flour and walnuts to just combine. Spoon mixture into prepared loaf tin.
- Bake for 1 hour or until loaf tests cooked when a skewer inserted comes out clean.