Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Recipe from the Heart of France

We're fortunate to have spent the first four nights around Paris with the Elmers, a couple of expatriate Brits who have lived in their new home for 28 years. They shared this recipe with us for a delightful Date and Walnut Loaf. We took a little bit with us into the city each day for lunch. They gathered the nuts off of the neighbor's tree, although I'm sure the recipe would taste -almost- as good anyway you make it.

Date and Walnut Loaf

8 oz dates
8 oz Self Raising Flour
2 oz chopped walnuts
2 oz butter
2 tblsp Honey
3 oz sugar
1 egg

Chop dates and steep in 1/4 pt boiling water.
Cream together butter, honey and sugar
Add egg
Stir in flour and nuts, then add date mixture.
Place in loaf tin and bake at 325°, gas mark 3 for 1-1½ hours

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