- 100gm butter
- 1 cup dates- chopped
- 3 Tbsp J. Friend and Co honey
- 1 cup coconut milk or any other milk of your choice
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup ground almonds
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp mixed spice
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
This really is delicious, it is so moist and will last in a sealed container for about a week, (keep in the fridge in hot weather).
Preheat oven to 150deg Celsius. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
In a small saucepan heat butter, dates and honey. Gently melt, stirring to combine until you have a gorgeous date paste. Take off the heat and put to one side.
In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl combine the eggs and coconut milk. Add the date paste and mix well.
Add the eggs, milk and date paste to the dry ingredients - mix well.
Pour into prepared loaf tin and bake for 1 hour or until firm, (check with a skewer - there may still be a bit of sticky date residue which is fine).
Leave to cool in the tin for a while before turning out onto a cooling rack.
You can serve this loaf warm or cold- delicious!