Date and Honey Tea Loaf (00117)

30 g (1 oz) Hard Margarine
170 g (6 ozs) Plain Flour
90 g (3 ozs) Dates
5 tbsp Boiling Water
1 Egg
30 g (1 oz) Sugar
½ level teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda
6 level tbsp Honey

Prepare oven at 180°C / Gas Mark 4 (350°F)
Grease a 454 g (1 lb) loaf tin.
Rub margarine into flour.
Chop dates and pour boiling water over them, then allow to cool.
Beat the egg.
Dissolve Bicarbonate of Soda in the water and date mixture.
Make a well in the centre of the flour, and add all the other ingredients.
Stir well, and pour quickly into loaf tin.
Bake for approximately 50 mins in centre of oven.