• An uncommon fruitcake: Nik Sharma's date and tamarind loaf

    4 days ago - By Good Food

    Reprinted from Season by Nik Sharma with permission by Chronicle Books, 2018
    Date and Tamarind Loaf
    The inspiration for this cake is a sweet chutney made from dates and tamarind, which is commonly served as a dipping sauce with samosas and other fried snacks. I often dust this cake with confectioners' sugar or drizzle it with a little Kefir Crème Fraîche.
    makes 8 to 9 servings
    INGREDIENTS:
    3¼ oz sour tamarind pulp or paste 1 cup boiling water 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp ground ginger
    ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper1½ tsp baking powder
    ½ tsp baking soda
    ¼ tsp fine sea salt 16 pitted...
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