This Date and Walnut cake is an old classic Australian recipe using an unusual cylindrical baking pan.
Cooling date mixture30mins
1cupchopped dried dates
1teaspoonbaking soda( or bicarb soda)
1cupboiling water(from the kettle)
1egg(beaten a little)
In a bowl place dates, sultanas, sugar, baking soda and butter.
Pour over boiling water, mix and let stand until cool
Once cool mix in egg, flour, spice and walnuts.
Mix until it is just combined.
Butter the nut roll tins well ensuring both lids are coated. Seal one end of each tin and place on a baking tray. Fill each with half of the mixture ( it will rise). Seal with the top lid. Keep tins upright and on the baking tray (makes it easier to transfer to the oven and remove).