Friday, November 11, 2011


Readers of this blog will know I love the date 'n' orange combination. This is a sweet, orangey loaf that is very simple to make. I used an electric hand mixer but if you have strong mixing arms, it's not essential to use a mixer.

200g wholegrain spelt flour
75g plain flour
1 level tsp bread soda (sieved)
100g brown sugar
100g marg
125g carton yogurt
rind of 1 orange
juice of 1 orange
2 eggs
50g dates (stoned & chopped)
50g flaked almonds

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4.
Lightly grease and base line a 900g/2lb loaf tin.
Beat the sugar and marg until smooth and creamy.
Add the yogurt, orange rind, juice and eggs. Mix well.
Add the flour and sieved bread soda and beat on low speed.
Add the dates and nuts and gently stir until well mixed.
Transfer to the prepared tin.
Bake for about 55 minutes until skewer comes out clean.
Allow to stand for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire tray to cool.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


The recipe is ladybird-ed to the notice board and I am off to buy the ingredients. Any day now the mood will feel right for baking the Vegan Christmas Cake. My recipe is a Rose Elliott one that I adapted and I adore it. People always contact me to say they have made it with great success so I hope more of you will do so this year. Stay tuned!