Date Walnut Loaf
Lord Byron's Kitchen
strong and hot
Chop the dates into bite sized pieces, about the size of a dime. Place the chopped dates into a large mixing bowl.
Pour the hot tea over the dates. Add the butter, salt, baking soda, and brown sugar. Stir to combine and set aside to cool.
While the date mixture is cooling, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a loaf pan by spraying it lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Once the dates have cooled, add the vanilla extract and stir to combine.
Add the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and beaten eggs to the date mixture.
Using a spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the date mixture.
Next, fold in the chopped walnuts.
Transfer the batter to the loaf pan. (You can top the filled loaf pan with extra walnuts or chopped dates if you wish.)
Bake for 1 hour. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the loaf. If it comes out clean, the loaf is ready. If not, bake for another 5 minutes.
Allow the loaf to cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to continue the cooling process.