Walnut and Date Cakes

Here are just three of the many ways in which Walnuts and Dates work well together in cakes.

Simple Walnut and Date Loaf

Ingredients

Method

Cream sugar and butter together then gradually beat in the eggs. Fold in the orange rind, dates, flour and 50g of the walnuts. Stir in the orange juice and and spoon the mixure into a lined and greased loaf tin. Smooth the surface and sprinkle on the remaining 25g of walnuts.

Bake for around an hour at 170C (325F) until risen and golden.

Walnut, Apple and Date Loaf

Ingredients

Method

Whisk together the sifted flour, baking powder, eggs, sugar, margarine and salt. When well-mixed addthe apple walnuts and dates. Stir well then add the milk, mix thoroughly and turn into a well-greased loaf tin.

Bake for around an hour at 180C (350F) until springy. A skewer pushed through the middle should come out clean.

Spicy Walnut Cake

Ingredients

Method

Cream sugar and butter together then gradually beat in the eggs. Sift together the flour, bicarb, spices and salt. Blend with the buttermilk and gradually fold into the first mixture. Fially stir in the walnut and dates and spoon the mixure into a greased and floured spring-form cake tin. Level and smooth the surface.

Bake for 50 minutes at 180C (350F) until a skewer comes out clean.

You can add a topping to the cake - orange is a highly complementary flavour.



Manse Organics Ltd, The Manse, Capel Isaac, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 7TN