Recipe

Date, carrot and honey loaf

Naturally sweet and perfectly fluffy, prepare this golden date, carrot and honey loaf for your family and friends. Enjoy your loaf warm, sliced and with a cup of tea any time of the day.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 45 mins cooking
  • Makes 1
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Ingredients

Date, carrot and honey loaf
  • 1 1/2 cup pitted chopped dates
  • 1 cup honey, plus extra to serve
  • 1 cup water
  • 60 gram butter, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot

Method

Date, carrot and honey loaf
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Lightly grease and line a 10cm x 20cm loaf pan with baking paper.
  • 2
    Place dates, honey and water in a medium saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat 2-3 minutes, until dates soften. Stir in butter. Remove from heat. Blend in vanilla.
  • 3
    Fold in flour and carrot. Pour into pan, smoothing top. Bake 35-40 minutes, until cooked when tested with a skewer.
  • 4
    Cool in pan 5 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve sliced, drizzled with extra honey.

Notes

Figs or raisins may be used in place of dates. This is delicious topped with ricotta and drizzled with honey. Wrap and freeze individually, if liked.

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