250ml (1 cup ) boiling water
1 bag (black tea)
115 g (3/4 cup) pitted dried dates
140g (3/4 cup, lightly packed) brown sugar
60g (2 oz) unsalted butter
180g (6 ½ oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking sodaPinch sea salt
60g (1/2 cup) chopped walnuts
METHODPreheat the oven to 160degC and grease a loaf tin.
Steep the tea bag in the boiling water for 30 seconds, then discard the tea bag.
Bring to the boil and simmer for one minute. Set aside to cool.Roughly chop the dates and put in a saucepan with the tea, sugar and butter over medium
high heat. Bring to the boil and simmer for one minute. Set aside to cool.
Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda and salt into a bowl. Add the
walnuts and mix through.
Pour the cooled date mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon.
Tip into the prepared tin and bake for 35 minutes or until cooked through (test with a skewer).
Serve with butter and/or cheese.