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Dates Lamu Loaf

Minjiba Entertains - "Swahili Movie Night Dinner"

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  • 200g butter
  • 200g sugar
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • Half vanilla pod
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g self-raising flower
  • 2 tablespoons plain yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 30 pitted dates


  1. Mix butter, sugar, cardamom and vanilla together
  2. Add the three eggs and mix
  3. Fold the flour into the mixture
  4. Add the plain yoghurt
  5. Put a layer of cake mix at the bottom of a greased pan
  6. Place dates strategically on the layer of cake mix
  7. Generous drizzle of honey over the dates
  8. Add the rest of the batter
  9. Bake for 40minutes at 180°C
  10. Garnish with dates and sprig of mint