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Fruity Date Loaf

  • BAKE: 60m
  • SERVES: 24


Scofa Soda Bread Mix 16kg
  • Scofa Soda Bread Mix 16kg
  • Wright’s Scofa Bread Mix 500g from the 16kg Sack
  • Condensed Milk 400g
  • Dates (chopped) 250g
  • Sultanas 250g
  • Currants 100g
  • Butter 250g
  • Water 200ml
  • Icing Sugar 150g
  • Water 30ml (2 tablespoons)



Method (Makes 2 cakes – 24 portions)

Place the condensed milk, dates, sultanas, currants and butter into a pan and slowly bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer for 4 minutes.

Transfer the fruit mixture to a bowl and allow to cool.

Add the Scofa mix and water to the fruit mixture, then mix until well combined.

Pour into two well greased or pre-lined (2lb) loaf tins.

Smooth down the top of the cakes with a wet spoon.

Bake in a lower half of a preheated oven 170 °C (340°F, Gas Mark 3-4) for 55-60 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch.

Remove from the tin after 5 minutes and cool on a wire tray.

Mix the icing sugar with the water to form a smooth paste and drizzle over the cake.

“Thank you for your latest newletter. May I just say a very big thank you for keeping me up to date with Wrights Home Baking. I am so impressed with the bread mixes that I am now doing bread every other day!!!! Especially at the moment as I am awaiting surgery it helps just to pop the lot into the machine. P.S. We are thinking of buying a breadmaker for our daughter's birthday in February. Any good ideas?”

Sheila Mace.

Deb's Tips

Excellent sliced up in a lunchbox and a real filling snack - enjoy this fruity date loaf anytime of day

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