Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sticky Chocolate Date Loaf

Sticky Chocolate Date Loaf by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
wuhuuu.. this is my first posting for 2013 ! *warning* if you think this is not a healthy dessert, especially for you who want to do your work out during a first month of 2013 *eer, like others who always have a new year resolution, to be a healthy person..* oh, well, think again ! Off course this is a healthy dessert , I put a bunch of fruits such a DATES ! you know how much vitamins in a little tinny DATE ? and again, this is a healthy .. especially if you share with your friends, they will love, smile and give you a hug, doesn't it sound healthy for you ? *ooh, mom.. stop! you are so lame LOL*

Sorry, not the recipe that you looking for ? eeek, too bad, I love it, oooh.. the combination between, bread,cake,brownies just melted in my mouth, I need to slap my hand during taking photo(s)

Thank you to Denise Fletcher, to bring such a 'beautiful sin' of dessert. Here, I don't want to be stingy, I share recipe with you too .. please share your cake *another warning, ladies..*


sticky chocolate date loaf
Recipe from Denise @Singapore Shiok Blogspot 

250 g (30 small dates) dates with pits, pitted and coarsely chopped
250 ml (1 1/4 cups) water
1 tsp baking soda
200 g (2 cups) plain or all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 - 1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
150 g (1 cup) soft butter
150 g (1 1/4 cups) soft brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
150 g (1 cup) mini dark semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
50 g (1/3 cup) extra mini dark semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven at 165 C (330 F) and line a 10 cm (4 in) by 23 cm (9 in) by 6 cm (2 1/2 in) loaf tin with parchment or non stick baking paper.

Combine dates and water in a small pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 3 minutes or until dates are soft and liquid has reduced slightly. Reduce heat and stir in baking soda. Mixture will foam up. Stir well then set aside to cool.

In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and whisk thoroughly.

In another large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy and sugar has dissolved. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after adding the first and before adding the second. Beat in vanilla and cooled melted chocolate.

Gently fold in half the flour mixture then fold in all the date mixture. Gently fold in the remaining flour and the extra whole chocolate chips.

Transfer batter to tin and tilt tin gently from side to side to level batter. Bake for 1 hour or until a fine skewer comes out almost clean from centre of loaf and loaf begins to pull away from the sides of tin *mine just 50 minute*.

Remove from oven and turn loaf out onto a cooling rack. When cold, slice and serve with coffee, tea or cold milk.


ira rodrigues said...

All dessert called CAKE to me is Healthy hihi, specially your cake, looks so delicious!

Suka banget sama komposisi ingredients nya, kapan2 aku coba ah..

Happy new year to you! *comot mug birunya :))

Hesti HH. said...

Banyak juga kurmanya yang dipake ya mbak Fitri, udah jelas enak niy *walaupun blm prnh nyoba, hihi* tapi kalau cemilan sehat mungkin juga sih karena pasti kalau aku yang makan aku olahraga dulu sebelum makan ini...*padahal takut kalori* kwkwkwk

Lubna Karim said...

I am craving for this right now....looks so scrumptious....

Dewi said...

Hmmm, tempting!!!!

denise fletcher said...

Hello Fitri, thank you for making a beautiful rendition of my sticky chocolate date loaf. Your photography is stunning and a credit to my simple cake. Glad you enjoyed it and appreciate the full credit and linking.

Looking forward to friendship and more sharing of delicious recipes :)