Date and walnut loaf is a really easy, low fat and delicious traditional Scottish teatime cake. It's a perfect bake for holidays and quick to whip up when you've guests coming round!
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Date and Walnut Loaf

Date and walnut loaf is a really easy, low fat and delicious traditional Scottish teatime cake. It's a perfect bake for holidays and quick to whip up when you've guests coming round!
Course Home Baking
Cuisine Scottish
Keyword date and walnut cake, date and walnut loaf, healthy date and walnut loaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 14 slices
Calories 179kcal
Author Neil

Ingredients

  • 175 g chopped dates
  • 75 g chopped walnuts
  • 75 g golden caster sugar
  • 50 g unsalted butter cubed
  • 150 ml boiling water
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 225 g self raising flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C fan and grease a 20cm x 12.5cm / 8” x 5” loaf tin.
  • Place the dates, walnuts, sugar and butter in a bowl and gradually stir in the boiling water until the butter has melted.
  • Stir in the beaten egg and fold in the flour.
  • Pour all of the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for about 35 - 40 minutes. Use a wooden skewer to insert into the cake which should come out clean if the cake is cooked through.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly in the tin before tipping out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Then slice into 14 slices and store in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

Nutrition label values are per slice.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.8g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 6.9g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 6.5mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 13.9g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.5mg