Despite the heat up here we haven't really got away from our tradition of a little Sunday yumminess with afternoon tea (or in Mr Provincial's case coffee).
Yesterday I tweaked a friend's Date Loaf recipe and I must say I am pleased with the moist result. And, it is practically healthy with no sugar in the recipe. Spread a little butter on a slice for an extra ray of sunshine.
250g dates, chopped in half
1 tsp bi-carbonate of soda
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 3/4 cups self-raising flour
Boil first four ingredients for two minutes. Cool and add flour and egg. Pour into a loaf tin and bake at 170 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes.