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Date loaf

Note: These recipes use NZ measurements. 1 c = 1 cup = 250 ml. 1 T = 1 tablespoon = 15 ml. 1 D = 2 teaspoons. 1 t = 1 teaspoon = 5ml. If you're in America, you may find you need a little extra baking powder in recipes that use it.

2 c water
1 c dried fruit – raisins or dates etc
2 c flour
1 c brown sugar
1 T butter
1 t baking soda

Boil water, fruit and brown sugar 10 minutes. Add butter. Cool the mixture until nearly cold then add flour and baking soda.
Put in loaf tin and bake 1-11/2 hours at 180 C.

Source: Cornell Cookbook

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