Grandma Mary's Date and Walnut Cake
I spent an awful lot of time with my Grandma Mary as a child, and as an adult. She was my cooking inspiration! I remember going to her house on a Sunday for tea and tucking into all types of sandwiches and cakes that she had made. Whenever I had a cooking question she was my first port of call. She also gave me very first - a Be-Ro - which is now very old and held together with tape.
This recipe is one of my favourites and I would always ask her to make me a loaf 'if she happened to be baking'. I would always get one 😀. I really hope you like it as much as I do.
8 oz. dates, chopped
1 tsp. bicarb of soda
10 oz. s.r. flour
½ tsp salt
5 oz. margarine
4 oz chopped walnuts
6 oz moist brown sugar
Rub the fat into the flour, add the sugar, nuts and egg and then the dates. Beat together.
Put into a loaf tin and cook at 180º for 1 ¼ hours.
Serve in slices with butter.
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
Lots of love and thanks for this recipe Gran. I miss you.