Country Women’s Association NSW Date & Walnut Loaf


1 tablespoon butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 cup dates

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 cup boiling water

140g chopped walnuts

2 cups plain flour, sifted

1 teaspoon baking powder


Cream together butter and brown sugar, then add egg.

Over heat, beat together dates, bicarbonate of soda and water until thick. Add walnuts. Combine with butter mixture, along with sifted flour and baking powder.

Bake in a loaf pan in a moderate oven for approximately 1 hour. Slice and spread with butter.

Credit: Country Women’s Association of NSW.