Date And Honey Loaf

by Tenina Holder

Normally I am a yeast-a-holic, hey I make pancakes using yeast if I have the time. This has no yeast, quick as (to use the terminology of my kids!) and except for the baking, takes minutes to get organised. Quick bread at its best…perfect for breakfast, the school bake sale, morning tea or those odd occasions when you feel like something a little healthy but sweet!

Of course I have just returned from Dubai, (and I have a few little treats up my sleeve coming your way after that food fest!) where dates are one of the few exports. I did indulge, and come Christmas may be copying a few of the awesome ideas from this beautiful shop, where I managed to blow quite a few dirhams, SO get organised and start some form of light exercise, so you can indulge!

This recipe looks tame and absolutely a health food by comparison…until you add the lashings of butter...

Need

  • 260 g SR flour
  • Pinch Pink Salt Flakes pink salt flakes BUY
  • 30 g rolled spelt flakes (available widely at one of the big two supermarkets!)
  • 40 g cinnamon sugar (my version is 2:1 ratio sugar to cinnamon)
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 200 g fresh pitted dates
  • 40 g raw honey
  • 300 g milk
  • 1 egg

Do

1  

Preheat oven to 160ºC. Spray a loaf tin with oil and set aside.

2  

Place all ingredients into Thermomix bowl and blend for 20 seconds on speed 7.

3  

Pour into tin, and bake for 40-50 minutes until golden and inserted skewer comes out clean.

More

Serve with home made butter, more cinnamon sugar and or honey….moist, simple and delish! Try adding nuts of choice or go hog wild and add oats, quinoa, chia in place of the rolled spelt flakes.

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