Thomas describes himself as living "near
Johannesburg in South Africa, am 53 years old
and my interests include photography, web design,
computers and of course, most of all, my online
forgot to also mention that he is passionate about
food as well! This is one of his recipes.
ml bicaronate of soda
150g (250ml) finely chopped dates
250 ml boiling water
200g (250ml) sugar
60g (75ml) butter or margarine at room temperature
200g (375ml) measured unsifted, cake flour
5 ml baking powder
pinch of salt
30g (75ml) chopped nuts
5 ml vanilla essence
(125ml) soft brown sugar
125ml fresh cream
40g (50ml) butter or margarine
bicarbonate of soda over the dates. Add the
boiling water and mix. Let mixture cool.
the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
a breadpan (23x13x7cm) and line it with waxpaper
and grease the paper as well.
the sugar and butter. Add egg and beat till
the cake flour, baking powder and salt together
over the egg mixture.
the nuts and vanilla essence and mix.
the date mixture and mix.
the dough into the pan and flatten.
for an hour on the middle oven rack.
the brown sugar, cream and butter together over
low heat till boiling point. Simmer for 15 minutes
bread on cooling rack, remove wax paper and
pour hot caramel syrup over.