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Date Loaf Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2004
Delicious and simple! The recipe tolerates lots of changes - mix'n'match the fruits to your taste. I found the centre of the loaf sunk slightly and looked a bit sticky and uncooked when it was in reality perfectly done. I tried replacing some of the flour with oat bran and psyllium husk to increase the fibre, with truly EXCELLENT results - it added a bit of nuttiness to both the flavour and the texture. As usual with sweet recipes on this site, I reduced the sugar content as a matter of course.
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Chocolate Zucchini Bread I

Reviewed: Aug. 30, 2004
As usual I cut the sugar by half a cup. I also used about a quarter-cup less oil than in the recipe, and replaced a quarter cup of flour with oat bran. I do this with most muffins and quickbreads I make from American recipes. I used a Swiss 70% cocoa chocolate and used 50 gm total. I mixed the grated zucchini and mini choc chips together, then folded them into the batter at the last minute. I was doubtful that the 1 teaspoon sodium bicarb would actually be sufficient to raise the pourable batter ... I was mistaken! This is a totally delicious, moist, chocolatey bread/cake which is not sickly-sweet or too rich. The choc chips are well-distributed in the cake, which has a very pleasant thin sweet crust on the top. YUM! Next time I make it (which will be soon!) I'll use half wholemeal flour, cut the oil and sugar a little more and add another half cup or so of zucchini ...
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Easy Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2004
Hang on - this is under the heading "non-cakemix cakes." The "recipe" calls for a box of instant pudding and a packet of cake mix ... need I say more?
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Nell's Irish Boiled Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 9, 2004
Very easy indeed, and very good too - moist but crumbly. It is a fruit cake as we know them in Ireland and the UK; however I think it's a bit too sweet - a common failing in recipes adapted to the American taste, I find. I've made this a few times now and find it best with only half a cup of sugar, as the dried fruits add their own sweetness. You can use any dried fruits of your preference, of course - apples, apricots, dates, prunes, figs - whatever you like.
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