It’s no secret that His Blogness has a sweet tooth. Thankfully, the many miles we ski tour in the backcountry allows us to indulge guilt free. Recently I found a faded piece of paper hidden away in a scrap book. On it was a recipe for one of my childhood favorites, Date Torte. It’s the perfect blend of goodness, just right for carbo loading before, during or after a jaunt in the wilderness.
1 pound dates
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
Butter the size of an egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1.5 cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup of walnuts chopped in big pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan.
Quarter each date. Sprinkle soda over dates. Pour 1 cup boiling water over date/soda mixture. Let stand until cool and thick.
In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg. Alternate four and date mixture. Add nuts. Pour into loaf pan. Bake 45 minutes. Serve with a large dollop of whip cream.
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