Saturday, July 11, 2009

Date and Walnut Cake

250 gms de-seeded dates
100 gms shelled walnuts
100 gms unsalted butter
100 gms powdered sugar
250 gms flour (maida)
1 egg
150 ml water
2 tsp baking powder


Chop walnuts coarsely. Chop the dates into small chunks. Add boiling water and a pinch of baking powder to the dates, mix well and set aside.

Sieve together the flour and the remaining baking powder. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg. Fold in the flour and the then the nuts and then the dates. Add a teaspoon or more of milk if needed. Put the mixture in a pre-greased loaf bin and bake at 360 F for 50 minutes. Check if done by inserting a needle in the center. If needle is coated keep for 5-10 minutes more. Remove from oven, cool, wrap in foil and keep. Cut after 24 hours and serve alone or with a bit of butter.

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