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

250 gm.flour

125 gm sugar

3 eggs

2 tblsp.cocoa powder

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 tsp.baking powder

1/4 tsp.salt

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.


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