lundi 2 novembre 2009

Monday cake/ gateau du Lundi/ date and walnut loaf/ Cake aux dattes et aux noix

175GR/6OZ -1cup blok magarine, softened
175GR/6OZ-1cup dark brown sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
400 GR/14 OZ-3cups1/3 self raising flower,sifted
325GR/12 OZ-2cups  dates finely chopped
125 GR/4 OZ  walnuts,finely chopped
Demerara sugar for sprinkling

  • 1- Well grease and line the base and sides of a loaf tin .Preheat the oven to moderate,gas 3,325°F,160°C
  • 2- in a large mixing bowl,cream the margarine and sugar until pale and fluffy,then beat in the eggs, a little at a time.
  • 3- Fold in flour, dates and walnuts and mix well.Spoon into the tin, level the surface and sprinkle with some demerara sugar.
  • 4- Bake for 30 mn and then reduce the heat slightly to  cool, gas,300°F,150°C, and bake for a further 40-50mn.Leave to firm up in the tin for 5mn then turn out onto wire tray,peel off the lining papers and allow to cool.
  • Store in an airtight tin for 4-5 days, or freeze for up to two months.


175gr de beurre ou margarine a température ambiante
175gr de sucre brun 
3 gros oeufs
400 gr de farine avec levure incorporée
325 gr de dattes
125 gr de noix

  •  Bien graisser et chemiser un moule a cake.Préchauffer le four à160°C.
  • Dans un grand saladier, mélanger  le beurre ou la margarine et le sucre jusqu'à l' obtention d' une pate blanche ,puis ajouter les oeufs, peu à peu.
  • Ajouter la farine , les dattes et les noix et bien mélanger le tout.Verser le contenu du saladier dans le moule .
  • Cuire pendant 30mn et baisser la température, gas2, 150°C, et cuire pendant encore 40-50mn.Laisser refroidir dans le moule pendant 5mn avant de démouler sur une grille, puis retirer le papier sulfurisé .
  • stocker dans une boite hermétique 4-5 jours, ou congeler  jusqu'à 2 MOIS. 

1 commentaire:

Nezzy a dit…

MMMMmmmm. It looks delish to this Ozarks farm girl. I was raised in Stockton, Mo. noted as the black walnut capital of the world. I now live on a large working farm I lovely call the Ponderosa.

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