Date and Pineapple Loaf

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Date and Pineapple Loaf myfavouritepastime.com_1926

Every year I end up with numerous cans of crushed or pineapple chunks because they are always on sale. There are several things you can make with canned pineapples. The first I can think of is Hawaiian Pizza. I ate so much Hawaiian pizza when my children were growing up because it was their favourite. I think children love Hawaiian Pizza. Besides the pizza, canned pineapple can be used for fruit or vegetable salad, or sweet and sour pork or vegetables. There are thousands of recipes that call for canned pineapples. I started browsing and but gave up midway. You have to have a good idea of exactly what you’re looking for.

Date and Pineapple Loaf myfavouritepastime.com_1926The recipe I want to share with you is so simple (simple is my magic word, this year). Once you’ve assembled ingredients, the dates, pineapples, butter, and sugar are combined together in a skillet (pan) and heated without boiling until butter is melted. The resulting mixture is boiled uncovered for 3 minutes and set aside to cool to room temperature. Lastly, the flour and eggs are folded in and the mixture is ready to go into the oven. The cake was moist and nice, without too much sugar. I hope you’ll like it too. I wish you a goodnight or good morning wherever you are. Have a pleasant day or night.

  • Ingredients
  • 300g (2 cups, 10.5oz) all-purpose flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 200g (1 cup full) chopped dates
  • 398g (14floz) can crushed pineapples
  • 125g (½ cup, 4.5oz, 1 stick) butter
  • 125g (½ cup, 4.5oz) sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten

Date and Pineapple Loaf myfavouritepastime.com_1890Please always remember to assemble ingredients before you start

Date and Pineapple Loaf myfavouritepastime.com_1900Sift the flour and baking powder and set aside

Date and Pineapple Loaf myfavouritepastime.com_1892Combine dates, undrained pineapples, butter and sugar in a saucepan or skillet and stir constantly over heat with out boiling until butter is melted.

Date and Pineapple Loaf myfavouritepastime.com_1897Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered 3 minutes without stirring. Cool to room temperature.

Date and Pineapple Loaf myfavouritepastime.com_1905Stir in one egg, and half the sifted flour until just mixed,

Date and Pineapple Loaf myfavouritepastime.com_1906then stir in the second egg and rest of the flour. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 1¼ hours. Stand in tin, 10 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Date and Pineapple Loaf myfavouritepastime.com_1956Serve with tea or coffee

Date and Pineapple Loaf myfavouritepastime.com_1957The cake was delicious

Date and Pineapple Loaf

Preparation time: 20 minutes, Baking time: 1-1¼ hours; Serves: 8-10 slices

Ingredients

  • 300g (2 cups, 10.5oz) all-purpose flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 200g (1 cup full) chopped dates
  • 398g (14floz) can crushed pineapples
  • 125g (½ cup, 4.5oz, 1 stick) butter
  • 125g (½ cup) sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease or spray a 9 x 5 inches (23 x 13cm) loaf pan (tin) and line base with parchment (greaseproof paper). Sift the flour and baking powder and set aside.
  2. Combine dates, undrained pineapples, butter and sugar in a saucepan or skillet and stir constantly over heat with out boiling until butter is melted. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered 3 minutes without stirring. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Stir in one egg, and half the sifted flour until just mixed, then stir in the second egg and rest of the flour. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 1¼ hours. Stand in tin, 10 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Point to Note:

  1. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the loaf at 350°F (175°C) for 1 hour 5 minutes.
  2. The loaf is not too sugary.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

36 thoughts

  1. I am so glad I finally have some time again to browse my favourite blogs. And I have to just I just love yours! I always look forward to your heartwarming dishes. This recipe is fabulous!

    1. Ha ha the melted butter adds lots of flavour (and guilt of course). Thanks for popping by and have a lovely weekend!
      Liz

    1. Hi there Lignum,
      Life sometimes gets so busy. I’ve seen all your messages…ahem…you could take four virtual slices. Enjoy the cake and wish you a wonderful Friday and weekend!!!
      Liz

    1. Ha ha Ralph, I’ve just been looking at your photos and scrutinizing every detail of your face. Please have two virtual slices and a pleasant day.
      Best wishes,
      Liz

  2. This sounds great. I absolutely love pineapple! Hmm, my kids never have had a Hawaiian pizza. They love pineapple so may enjoy it, might have to try that sometime.

    1. I love Hawaiian pizza, always such a pleasure to eat. I know your kids would enjoy the Hawaiian too. Have a lovely day!
      Liz

  3. I am running behind checking out your posts now. Traveling for the next few days back to home and reality!
    I too love simple and easy recipes that don’t need a lot of fussing and you’ve hit it with this one. I hope to catch up soon. I hated not having wifi for awhile there. I think I have turned into one of those nerds! LOL.

    1. Haha getting used to wifi is a terrible thing. One actually becomes addicted to it…and you feel like you are missing something very essential. Don’t worry about running behind, you’ve been so great I’ve no words to express your kindness. I shall be going on a two week holiday soon…to the tropics. Have a pleasant day and enjoy the rest of the week. My warm regards to your family!
      Liz

  4. Hahaha, funny that you mention Hawaiian pizza!! I was the same as a child. It was my absolute favourite and I think my mother got sick of it very quickly… now I haven’t had one for years 🙂 This cake on the other hand, looks divine. So moist and packed with fruit. Definitely a great way to use your stockpiled pineapple!

    1. Hi Laura,
      Thanks so much for visiting me again even though I know I owe you two visits by now. Life has been so busy. kids are growing up and demanding so much of my time. I can hardly cope. I learnt to love Hawaiian pizza because of the kids. Thanks so much for the kind words and have a pleasant day or night I think…or is it morning.
      Liz

  5. That looks seriously delicious and I can hardly believe how easy – one pan and a wooden spoon – brilliant! Tinned pineapples are something I rarely buy despite Hawaiian pizzas being coveted in this house too but a tin has gone on my shopping list after reading this post!

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