This Weetbix & Date Loaf is a lovely classic recipe, so moist and delicious.
The ingredients for this recipe have been kindly gifted by Countdown Supermarkets
Another lovely recipe handed down in the notebooks of Great Aunty Lucy. As my Mum said this is the gift that keeps on giving. Such a blessing to have these lovely resources and to be able to keep these recipes alive here forever.
The other great thing about these recipes is they use pantry basics and no fancy ingredients so if you have a good store of baking ingredients these will be lovely to make over and over again.
This loaf is lovely, moist, rich and delicious. It would be perfect for a morning or afternoon tea, in lunch boxes or to feed hungry workers. It freezes beautifully too so you could double the recipe if you have two loaf tins and freeze one for another day.
As with all of these hand me down recipes the origins are unknown, I have found a few similar versions online.
Lovely simple ingredients, see if you have these in the pantry today
Self Raising Flour
If you are anything like us you will have leftover weetbix crumbs at the end of a packet, I keep these to use in baking. A weetbix weighs between 17 & 20 grams, so you can easily measure what you need for recipes to create the equivalent to what is needed in any given recipe.
The method for this one is quite fun too, you add the bulk of the ingredients to a bowl and pour boiling water over it to soften up the ingredients for around 5 minutes.
I have added vanilla essence to my recipe as I simply love adding it in anywhere I can for extra flavour!
Then add the remaining ingredients one at a time and spoon into the prepared loaf tin. Baking takes a while, between 45 minutes and an hour depending on the size of the loaf tin and your oven.
It is important that you bake until the centre is cooked and no wet batter remains when you insert a knife or skewer. This loaf will have a lovely dark golden brown appearance.
This recipe keeps really well and freezes beautifully also. The size of the loaf tin for this recipe is 9 x 5 inches which is approximately 22cm x 12 cm, so quite small but perfect for this recipe.
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