This is a hearty loaf cake which matches well with cold weather or as many parts of the world enjoy dates and figs throughout the year this is for you too. I live in Japan and dates are not very popular so this recipe has helped push me to enjoy fruits that normally I would not experience if I did not bake for myself.
|Sliced dried figs decorate the top|
1. Cut the dates and figs to bite size pieces. Heat
the water, baking soda, dates and figs and molasses in a small sauce pan on a low heat for
2 -3 minutes. Pour into a bowl and cool.
2. Heat the butter in a sauce pan until it turns a light brown
color. Remove from the heat and pour into a bowl to cool.
3. In a bowl sift together the flour, baking
powder, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Add the dry fruit/water mixture in portions. Next
add the egg in portions, the milk, and then the
butter in portions. Lastly, add the walnuts.
4. Pour into a baking loaf which has been lightly buttered and floured and bake in preheated oven (180 degrees
Celsius) for 40 – 45 minutes.
|The generous amount of fruits makes this a delicious cake|
|Right out of the oven
Baking paper is used instead of butter & flour to line the baking tin