Sticky Date Loaf

This recipe we found in the very back of a brand new cookbook we got the other night. Last week Leish graduated with Commerce and Property degrees, so we went out for a family dinner to celebrate her achievements. At the end of the dinner the waiter bought out the cookbook for Leish to congratulate her, which was so kind of them.

This loaf is delicious, it has the taste of sticky date pudding but is lovely and light, delicious warmed slightly with a slither of butter and a cup of tea. Leish demanded a little bit of ‘caramel’ with it, so I whipped up some of this ‘caramel’ from the Snickers Bar slice with the left over dates, it’s more of a date puree but acts as a nice spread to give that sweet flavour. This whole recipe is incredibly simple to make, this is probably going to became a bit of a staple in our baking regime.



  • 250g Dates (approx. 18)
  • 250 mL Water
  • 60 g Butter
  • 180 g Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Eggs (whisked)
  • 180 g Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius and line a loaf tin with baking paper
  2. Place Dates and Water in a pot and heat over the stove, bringing to the boil and then reducing to a simmer until all the liquid has evaporated, remove from the heat
  3. Using a fork or potato masher, mash up the mixture until a smooth texture is formed, mix in the Butter and Sugar until well mixed
  4. Add the Baking Soda, then fold in the whisked Eggs, Flour and Baking Powder, mixing well
  5. Pour into lined loaf tin and cook in oven for 40 minutes until golden brown





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