Saturday, February 5, 2011

DATES LOAF

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I have a habit of adding fruit or vegetables in baking simply because it is healthy and also to clear whatever in access at my pantry. This is what I'.m going to show you how to whip up a delectable dessert or snack that is moist and flavorful using dates..

Firstly remove the stone then chop the dates into larger chunks, so it is visible.(mine are too small you can't  see them at all).    Chopped nut can be added too if you want.  A nice smell  fills  the entire kitchen when baking this cake. So pleased with the result, great texture and wonderful taste.

DATES LOAF
Yield   :   One loaf

1 3/4 C all purpose flour
3/4 C sugar
1/4 C butter
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 C chopped dates
1 1/2 C boiling water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt

METHOD

*   Soak dates in boiling water, add in the butter and let sit for 20 minutes. Preheat oven @ 170 C and grease 7 in pan.

*   Sift flour, soda, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.

*   Add in dates mixture to the flour, add vanilla extract , stir well and pour into prepared pan.

*   Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

*   Cool on pan 5 minutes, transfer onto rack to cool.

*   Slice when completely cool.

40 comments:

Leena said...

Thanks for the wonderful and easy recipe..cake looks very moist and tasty...

Ananda Rajashekar said...

I have been wanting to make this cake fir long time, looks so soft and delish!

Scribblingzzz.. said...

Wow... easy and tasty recipe..

Priya (elaichii) said...

adding dates is such a healthy addition! would love it with a hot cup of tea!

Swathi said...

Beautiful and moist loaf loving all the ingredients.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi, you got a very good habit, adding fruits in your cakes. Durians too, I guess?
Send me telegram if you have cake with durian.
And this loaf of yours looks really very nice. Can I have 3 pieces, you have iced coffee? Ha ha.

And there is nothing more spectacular on this planet than that of a beautiful mother or wife in the act of cooking, baking for her loved ones.

Have a great Rabbit year, and keep a song in your heart.
Best regards, Lee.

Paaka Shaale said...

The cake looks fabulous and delectable. It's perfectly baked :)

Santosh Bangar said...

perfect baking and easy to cook

Nieza said...

sedapnya!...looks moist, soft n so delicious:)

divya said...

Looks fabulous & absolutely delicious!

Suja Sugathan said...

Cake looks so soft and delicious,wonderful recipe,love it.

Federica said...

complimenti..questa ricetta è eccezionale!!baci!

Biny Anoop said...

looks inviting....and ymmy

Preety said...

loaf looks absolutely moist and perfect

Katerina said...

I have never used dates in my baking. Looking at your sweet makes me regret that. Your cake looks so fluffy I would really want to have a bite.

aipi said...

I love to bake with dates..this sounds yum!

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Rachu said...

Nice moist cake..dates in cake is a great idea

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Tiffany said...

This looks healthy, moist and delish!!!

Torviewtoronto said...

date loaf looks delicious we enjoy desserts like this

Priya Sreeram said...

this cake looks delectable and the goodness of dates makes it a killer !

priya said...

soft and yum

Ambreen said...

Wow ... what a healthy habit you have. Your cake looks really good ... soft & moist! I would like a slice, please :)

Joanne said...

I've heard dates are really good to use as natural sweeteners for cakes and stuff. This loaf looks wonderful!

Mrs K said...

That is one habbit you want to stick to:) Loved the dates loaf,it looks swell and so moist :) have a good one!!!

anymz said...

sedapnyaaa..

mimi said...

Looks amazing! I look forward to trying this myself.

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels said...

I absolutely love dates! What a great idea to make a date loaf, this sounds amazing. I'll have to try it out. :)

thecoffeebreak said...

I love dates but never tried to make bread with them. But your bread looks sooo good that I just have to make one!

baking.serendipity said...

I love adding fruit to breads as well...makes me feel like I can eat a slice for breakfast without guilt!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, looks so good.

A little bit of everything said...

adding fruits to cake sounds like a great idea. Your cake looks so moist and crumby. Thanks for sharing.

Chef Dennis said...

Your date loaf looks delicious!! I love how dates keep a cake so moist and add so much flavor! what a perfect treat for after dinner or with my coffee at breakfast!
Cheers
Dennis

Fimère said...

ce pain aux dattes doit être délicieux, j'aime beaucoup l'idée
bonne soirée

carmenpiva said...

Dates must make your loaf moist and tasty. If I have the chance, I'll do it.
xxx :)

egbkid said...

I'm not crazy about dates, but my Dad is, i will have to try to make it for him. I wanted to let you know I am sending you a Stylish Blogger Award. Take a peek at my blog, you can pick up your award if you want it!
Natasha.

Santosh Bangar said...

gr8 and inviting kachori

briarrose said...

A great habit to have...I love the date addition. Dates just really hit the spot for me. :)

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Sushma Mallya said...

looks so soft and lovely...

Cheryl Smith said...

I've just started making bread and love all the ideas I'm finding on your site. Great to connect!