This recipe is a combination of dates,nuts and chocolate ,and can be served plain or with ganache or date icing.So now for the recipe..
1 cup chopped dates(dark preferable)
1 cup hot water
100 gm butter
125 gm sugar
2 tblsp.cocoa powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp.baking powder
Pour boiling water over dates and let it cool.Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.Add eggs one at a time and beat well.Add vanilla and salt.
Sift flour,baking powder and cocoa well,then add to the the butter mix.Stir in walnuts.Add soaked dates. Mix well.Pour in a loaf pan and sprinkle few walnuts on top.
Bake in a moderate oven (180 degrees) for an hour, or until done.
Slice when cool.