Date & Raisin Loaf (Old Black Joe)

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“This is a lovely, large, moist loaf. It has a great flavour in spite of very few ingredients. This is very economical to make as there are no eggs or butter in it.”
1hr 50mins
1 large loaf

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 160 deg Celsius.
  2. Line an 8 inch cake tin with baking paper.
  3. Combine chopped dates, raisins and baking soda in a large bowl.
  4. Pour in the boiling water, stir. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.
  6. Now, fold in the sifted flour and baking powder until just combined. Don't over mix at this point or the loaf will be tough.
  7. Bake 160 deg C for approximately 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Leave in tin to cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.

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