Layered Date n Walnut tea loaf

Richness n goodness intertwined..😇😇

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Yet another Loaf cake that could be a perfect breakfast slice or an evening tea accompaniment.

This is a slice cake that has equal parts of white flour n whole wheat flour. Added with the goodness n richness of Dates, Walnuts n Oranges this makes for a wholesome loaf. 

The resulting cake will be sweet. So you could always reduce 1-2 tbsp. sugar depending on ur sweet preferences.

You could check out all the other loaf cake recipes like Ghee cake, Chocolate bread, Cherry Almond loaf cake, Chocolate banana slab, that I have previously posted though none of these are eggless. All the eggless loafs I tried till date lack the sponginess n moistness of the eggy ones.. Will soon be testing out few eggless versions n sharing…So stay put for further updates on that 😉 Until then, have fun baking😇😇

Layered Date Walnut Tea loaf recipe

Ingredients
( 1 cup – 250ml.,1 tbsp – 15 ml.,1 tsp.- 5 ml.)

  • Unsalted butter – 185 gms.
  • Brown sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Whole wheat flour – 2/3 cup
  • All purpose flour – 2/3 cup
  • Dates – 100 gms.
  • Walnuts – 1/4 cup
  • Eggs – 3 nos.
  • Orange – 1 ( Juice n zest )
  • Water – 1/4 cup
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp.
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp.
  • Walnut halves for arranging on top – 6 to 8

Recipe steps:

  1. Sift all the dry ingredients n keep aside.
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  3. Take Dates in a sauce pan, add Orange juice n water to this n simmer on a low heat for 3-4mins.till the Dates r just softened. Do not overdo the heating part as we need the liquid in this Date reduction. Transfer to a bowl n keep aside to cool.
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  5. Take room temp. butter in a mixing bowl n add sugar to this. Whip till creamy n pale.
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  7. Add egg one at a time whipping the batter after each addition till the eggs r well incorporated.
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  9. Now add flour little at a time while folding after each addition. Finally add chopped Walnuts with the last batch of flour n fold smoothly to get the batter ready.IMG 20200920 170227 300x225 - Layered Date n Walnut tea loafIMG 20200920 170256 1 300x225 - Layered Date n Walnut tea loafIMG 20200920 170317 300x225 - Layered Date n Walnut tea loafIMG 20200920 170457 300x225 - Layered Date n Walnut tea loafIMG 20200920 170631 300x225 - Layered Date n Walnut tea loaf
  10. Take a loaf tin ( Mine is a 22×9.5×9 cm. loaf tin which has a capacity of 1 kg.), grease n line the bottom n sides with parchment paper.
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  12. As this is a layered Loaf cake, we r going to layer the cake with alternate layers of the batter n the Date reduction. Divide the cake batter into 3 with the bottom n top covered with the cake batter n middle 2 layers of Date reduction. The cake batter will be a little thick in consistency, so will have to be spread using a spatula/back of a tablespoon.
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  14. Over the topmost cake batter place the walnut pieces at even intervals.
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  16. Bake at 180C for 50-55 mins. till the cake is risen n golden in colour. Serve warm or cold dressed with Orange zest. I like this loaf cooled..😊
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