It’s winter still here in New Zealand and there’s something about sitting in front of the fire with a tea and delicious spice prune loaf after the kids go to bed which is so relaxing. It’s that time of the night where we can just relax even if it’s just for 5 minutes it’s still our quite time to ourselves or even with a loved one. So on that note I wanted to share a favourite recipe of mine which I’ve made a few times. It’s a delicious spice prune loaf which goes down a treat with the whole family. Best thing yet is you can actually freeze this cake if you have too much!
This loaf is rich and dark, and it travels well in a lunchbox. Prunes are fantastic as a natural sweetener. We used prune juice when our babies were small and since then they seem to really like the flavour.
- 3 Tbsp treacle
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup chopped prunes
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 cups wholemeal flour
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
- In a large bowl, combine treacle, sugar, boiling water and prunes. Mix in the baking soda.
- Sift ginger and flour together in another bowl, then and add to the wet mixture. Mix well to combine.
- Pour batter into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 35–40 minutes.