Date or Raisin Loaf – makes 2 loaves

500 g dates, cut up                   
10 ml bicarb of soda     
       or                              
250 g raisins &                                    
250 g cake mix 
250 ml milk
1 ½ c sugar 
500 ml boiling water                                
4 c cake flour
10 ml baking powder                
2 ½ ml ginger
5 ml cinnamon                          
5 ml allspice
2 ½ ml salt                               
4 eggs, well beaten
1.        Put the chopped dates or raisin/cake mix in a large bowl, add the bicard & butter.
2.        Pour boiling water over the mixture. Mix till butter dissolves – allow to cool.
3.       Pre-heat oven to 180*C (350*F).
4.       Grease2 loaf tins well & paper with baking paper.
5.       Sift all the dry ingredients, expect the sugar.
6.       Add the sugar to the date/raisins mixture. Mix well.
7.       Beat the eggs in the milk.
8.       Add the egg mixture to the date/raisin mixture, mix well.
9.       Add the four mixture, mix well.
10.    Pour into the greased loaf tins.
11.     Bake for 1 to 1 ½ hours.
FREEZES WELL!!


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