Steamed Date Loaf Recipe

Steamed Date Loaf Recipes

Ingredients :

6 oz butter

6 oz dark soft brown sugar

6 oz plain flour

3 eggs

1 tbsp sherry

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp mixed spice

freshly grated nutmeg

8 oz currants

8 oz sultanas

2 oz shredded almonds

almond halves, to decorate

Method :
  1. Preheat the oven to 150C Gas Mark 2, grease and base line a 7 in round cake tin.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, a little at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Stir in the sherry.
  5. Sift the flour with the baking powder, mixed spice and nutmeg.
  6. Mix the currants, sultanas and almonds together and stir 1 tbsp flour into them.
  7. Lightly stir the flour into the creamed mixture and then stir in the dried fruit.
  8. Pour the mixture into the tin, smooth the top and then decorate with the almond halves.
  9. Bake for 135-150 minutes.
  10. Leave to cool in the tin for 20 minutes, then turn out and finish cooling on a wire rack.

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