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Date and Nut Loaf

I was in the mood for some baking and went to the relatively new Dorie Greenspan recipe book for some ideas. The recipe was decided upon because the call for dates and nuts was somewhat rather appealing, plus the recipe was relatively simple.

Since it was recommended that the loaf be left to sit for a day for the flavours to develop and meld, I decided to do just that. But oh no, I regretted it as soon as the loaf was done because the aroma was just so appetizing! The dome-ing effect was quite severe though and I wonder what I can do differently next time to create a flatter top.

Anyhow, I pressed on, and only this morning did I cut it up to savour it. Hmmmm, the crumbs were fine and overall, somewhat dense. Luckily, I did not stinge on the dates or the nuts so with the interplay of textures and tastes from the different ingredients, the cake did not get too jerlat.



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