Sticky Honey Date Tea-Loaves
©copyright Julie Le Clerc 2012
2 cups chopped dried dates
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cups boiling hot Twinings Camomile
and Spiced Apple Tea infusion
2/3 cup Airborne Kamahi Honey
1 x 120g pouch Freshfields Apple sauce
1 tsp Equagold pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped crystallised
2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
1 Place dates and baking soda in a bowl. Pour over hot tea, cover and
set aside to cool.
2 Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease 12 individual loaf tins (or one large loaf tin).
3 Place honey, apple sauce, vanilla and eggs in a bowl and whisk by
hand, to combine. Stir in ginger and cooled date mixture. Lastly, stir in
4 Spoon mixture into prepared tins. Bake for 25 minutes (or 1 1/4 hours
for large-sized loaf) or until a skewer inserted comes out clean but moist.
Slice and serve drizzled with extra honey, if desired.