Quick & Easy

Wholemeal date loaf

This date loaf comes out tremendously moist and is great served fresh with melted butter, but also keeps nicely for a rainy day.
wholemeal date loaf
1H 20M



1.Preheat oven to moderately slow. Grease 14cm x 21cm loaf pan; line base and two long sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm above edges of pan.
2.Combine dates, the water and bicarbonate of soda in small bowl, cover; stand 5 minutes.
3.Using electric mixer, beat spread, rind and sugar in small bowl until light and fluffy. Add cheese; beat until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time; beat until combined.
4.Stir in flour, wheat germ and date mixture; pour into prepared pan.
5.Bake, uncovered, in moderately slow oven about 1 hour. Stand 10 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool.

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