Citrus Flavours

Citrus Flavours
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This blog has been designed to enlighten the world to sweet and savoury cusine. Personally, my favourite ingredient in cooking is citrus fruits, particually lemons, so I will try to inspire your inner chef to share the interesting flavour of lemons in the most indulgent cupcakes, muffins, cakes, slices, cookies and of course savoury dishes. My collection of recipes can be applied to any situation; formal or informal, in any case they are delicious and will interest your guests! Enjoy preparing and sharing the following recipes for what will be a memorable gathering with friends and family for any occassion.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Raisin or Date Loaf

Recipe and Photo by Yasmin

This is a really yummy and moist loaf for breakfast, morning tea, afternoon tea or supper. We had left over cream cheese icing which we used up on this cake, but I usually have it plain with a bit of margarine on the side, heated. It is delicious when it is hot and has melted butter on it!!! Lovely on a winter's morning!

  • 1 cup raisins or pitted dates
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tsp bi-carb soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 egg, beaten

Put dates, sugar, water, butter and soda into a saucepan and leave on stove until butter melts. Cool. Mix flour and salt in a bowl, add egg. Mix in other ingredients. Bake in moderate oven for 30 minutes. When cool ice with cream cheese icing (optional) or serve plain, heated and with 1tsp of margarine or butter on one side.

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