Remove the kneading blade from the bread pan, if it is detachable. Line the base of the pan with baking parchment. Place the dates, lemon rind and juice in a saucepan, add 60ml/4 tbsp water and bring to the boil. Simmer until soft. Purée in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Sift the flour and spices together. Cream the butter and sugar until p