Mrs Campbell’s date loaf

This is another recipe which I have been making since childhood.  When my mother visited her friend Yvonne Campbell I would sit writing out her wonderful recipes.  Last weekend my life long friend Dominique came to visit for my daughter Dominique’s (yes named after her) farewell before she and her husband leave for Canada.  Domi snr is also Domi Jnr’s Godmother.  Dominique always enjoyed my date loaf and I made 2 in anticipation of her visit.  Here is the recipe.  It is yummy and also very easy.


1 cup dates, broken up (pitted)

1 cup boiling water

1 Tbs butter

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 tsp bicarbonate soda

1 egg

1 tsp Baking powder

60 ml pecan nuts (optional)

  1. Mix in above order, allowing the dates to first soak in the boiling water for about 5 minutes
  2. bake in a greased or lined loaf tin (mine is 28 x 8 cm) at 180º C for 1 hour

If you like this recipe you may like to try Mrs Campbell’s banana bread

my recipes are written on index cards, you can see how old and used this one is

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