Date Loaf Recipe

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 Updated 22/08/2017

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This loaf is full of good things. It is spicy and fruity with loads of fibre and texture.

Ingredients

  • 1lb strong brown granary flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2oz chopped, stoned dates
  • 2 tablespoons runny honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3oz muesli
  • 1/2oz fresh yeast
  • 9 floz warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted apricot jam
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Method

  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, dates, honey, cinnamon and muesli.
  2. Mix the yeast to smooth paste with a little of the milk.
  3. Add the yeast to the flour mixture.
  4. Add the remaining milk and the oil.
  5. Mix to form a fairly soft dough.
  6. Knead on a floured board for until smooth and elastic.
  7. Put into a well-greased loaf tin.
  8. Leave to prove in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size.
  9. Bake at 190oC for 30 minutes.
  10. Glaze the loaf with a little of the melted apricot jam.

Prep Time: 120 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf



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