180g chopped dates (remove stones)
200g dark brown soft sugar
55g butter or margarine
250ml boiling water
220g self-raising flour
1 tps bicarbonate soda
2 tps vanilla extract
Preheat oven Gas Mark 6 / Grease and flour a 23x13cm loaf tin/oven dish
Combine dates, brown sugar, margarine and boiling water in a large bowl and let it stand for 15 minutes.
Sift in flour, bicarb & vanilla
Mix together and pour into greased tin.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes!
Then allow to cool completely.