I have tinkered with the original recipe slightly, using brown sugar instead of white and only using 1/2 cup instead of 3/4 cup. The only stipulation is that you must use Weetbix not Vitabrits, the reason is Weetbix contains malt and Vitabrits doesn't, it all comes down to flavour. It is a super moist loaf that is beautiful slice fresh and spread with butter or toasted with peanut butter and honey. YUM!
Ingredients for Really Simple Date Loaf, clockwise from top left-
1 cup of dates, chopped, 1 teaspoon bicarb soda, 1 cup boiling water, 4 Weetbix, crushed, 2 eggs, beaten, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 cup SR flour
Preheat oven to 180C and prepare a loaf tin by greasing and lining with baking paper. In a bowl, add the chopped dates, bicarb soda, brown sugar and crushed Weetbix and mix well
Pour over the boiling water and let sit for 5 minutes
Mix in the beaten eggs
And then add the SR flour
Mix until just combined, don't over mix
Pour into a prepared loaf tin (greased and lined) and bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 180C or until a skewer comes out clean
Devour fresh from the oven with a hot cup of tea. That is my kind of bliss.
Have a lovely day.