It’s that time again, time for me to nut on about nuts!
Today’s nut is the walnut. I put walnuts in so many baked goods that I make, just a handful chopped in cakes, biscuits, muffins and most importantly today, loaves.
When we were kids, mum used to make this nut loaf all the time. We used to eat it warm, fresh and delicious or a few days old with lashings of margarine. I re-created her recipe the other day in honour of this delish nut.
Mum’s old nut loaf
¾ cup chopped walnuts
1 cup plain flour
30g olive margarine
½ cup honey
½ cup chopped dates
1 tsp baking powder
¼ cup milk
Soften the dates by soaking in boiling water for a few minutes. Drain well.
Mix the honey into the butter and add the drained dates and chopped walnuts.
Crack in the egg and give it a good old beat.
Sift the flour and baking powder on top and add the milk.
Grease a nut loaf tin (cylinder tins with a lid for the top and bottom), and pour the mixture into the tin.
Bake in a moderate oven (180 degrees) vertically (standing up) for about 45 minutes.
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Happy nutty Friday,
The Dietitian Mummy