These old fashioned nut roll tin recipes, including our date and walnut roll, will bring back fond memories of Australian childhoods.
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1.Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan. Grease two 8cm x 17cm nut roll pans.
2.Combine dates, sugar, butter and water in a small saucepan. Stir on low heat for 1-2 minutes, without boiling, until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil, then remove from heat and set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
3.Sift flour into a large bowl with bicarbonate of soda and stir in date mixture, walnuts and egg. Divide mixture between prepared pans, until half full. Cover with lids.
4.Bake for 30-35 minutes, standing upright. Remove pans from oven and set aside for 10 minutes before removing lids Turn rolls out onto a wire rack to cool. Slice and spread with butter to serve.