Saturday, 22 March 2014

An abundance of walnuts ~ Walnut & Sultana Loaf recipe

Our house was built in the 1920s. In the backyard we have a huge walnut tree planted by the first owners of our house back around 1928. I know this because a few years ago their grandson turned up on the door step amazed that the tree (and the house) was still here.

I've no idea what variety the tree is, but most years we have a great crop - literally wheel barrow loads. The tree has survived the earthquakes and all the other "joys" of life in Christchurch over the last few years. The gales and heavy rain over the last couple of weeks brought a lot of the nuts down, but there's still plenty on the tree. So I thought I'd share on of my favourite walnut recipes:

Walnut and Sultana Loaf

8 oz flour
½ cup sultanas
½ cup walnuts
1 tsp baking soda
1 T golden syrup
1½ tsp baking powder
4 oz sugar
1/2 oz butter

Put all the ingredients except the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Pour over 1 cup of boiling water and stir well. When cool (but not completely cold) add the flour and baking powder. Pour into a lined and greased loaf tin and bake for approximately one hour at 180°C (350°F).

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