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Fruit 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.

1/2 lb dates
2 eggs
2 t baking soda
4 c flour
2 c boiling water
1 c sultanas
4 oz butter
1 t salt
2 c sugar
1 c walnuts, chopped

Chop dates, add baking soda and pour boiling water over. Leave to cool. Cream and sugar, add eggs. Sift flour and salt, add to mixture with sultanas and walnuts. Lastly add chopped dates and liquid.
Half fill 2 tins. Bake at 170C for 1 hour.

Source: Onslow College Cookbook, page 148

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