Granddad’s Date Loaf


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Appears in

The Mountain Cafe Cookbook

The Mountain Cafe Cookbook

By Kirsten Gilmour

Published 2017

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This recipe is a family treasure. My granddad was an amazing baker but, in the seventies and eighties, men in New Zealand that baked were viewed as a bit odd (to be polite). I think Granddad felt that he would be named and shamed if he was ever found out, so he had a rule: if anyone asked, Nana baked it. And so his home baking was kept secret and he threatened that if anyone found out he would never bake again. We never let on to anyone… It’s odd, looking back, to think abo