I have been cooking with my Thermomix for almost two years now and while I love it to death, I just felt like making a cake by hand this evening. Cue this date loaf. This is an old recipe I’ve had in my handwritten recipe book for many years, it’s so easy, uses minimal ingredients and tastes great. The original recipe called for wholemeal self raising flour but I wanted to give spelt a try because I have 12kg of the stuff in my freezer!
I have added a few ingredients to the original recipe so it appeals to my husband and children.
Rustic Date Loaf
300g pitted dates
500g white spelt flour
2 heaped tsp baking powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
1-2 TBS maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger powder
1. Pre-heat oven to 180C fan forced.
2. Place water and dates in a saucepan on the stovetop. Bring to boil and simmer for around 10 minutes. Set aside.
3. Add flour, spices and baking powder to a bowl and mix to combine.
4. Add date mixture to the bowl and mix. Then add remaining ingredients and mix well to combine. You’ll have a thick, sticky dough.
5. Place dough mixture in a lined loaf tin (I use a cast iron one).
6. Bake for around 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
1. Pre-heat oven to 180C fan forced
2. Place water and dates in bowl. Cook 7 minutes/ 100 degrees/ reverse/ speed 1
3. Add remaining ingredients, adding eggs last. Mix 6 seconds/ speed 6
4. Place dough mixture in a lined loaf tin (I use a cast iron one).
5. Bake for around 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.