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Caramel, Banana and Date Loaf Recipe

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This recipe for Caramel, Banana and Date Loaf, by , is from The Upper Hunter Family Day Care Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

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Added: Tuesday, July 14, 2009


2 cups self raising flour
1 teaspoon bi-carbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup pitted dates, finely chopped
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup orange juice
60g butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup ripe mashed bananas
butter to serve

1. Grease a 14cm x 21cm loaf pan. Line base and two long opposite sides with baking paper.
2. Combine sifted flour, soda and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir in dates and brown sugar.
3. Make a well in centre, add juice, butter, egg and bananas. Mix with wooden spoon until smooth. Pour mix into prepared pan.
4. Cook at 180* for about an hour, until cooked when tested. Stand cake in pan for 5 minutes and turn out onto wire rack to cool.
5. Serve warm or cold spread with butter.




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