Persimmon and Walnut Bread……

Persimmons have been available for the last few weeks here in Morocco and of course when I saw them I had to buy some. I then left them languishing about until they were well and truly ripened (read, left them in the fruit basket and forgot about them!!!). You can read more about the different varieties of persimmon here . I had never eaten them before and found the fruit quite astringent even though it was well ripened. Perfect to bake with though!

 I made a loaf of persimmon and walnut bread with a recipe adapted from It was delicious, very moist and very tasty, especially when left for a day!


½ cup persimmon pulp

1 tsp baking powder

300g white sugar

120ml Canola Oil

2 eggs

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

½ tsp salt

80ml water

190g Cake Flour

½ cup chopped walnuts


 Preheat oven to 170°C (350°F)

Prepare a medium size loaf tin with baking paper.

Mix the persimmon pulp and baking powder and set aside for 5 minutes.

Mix together the sugar, oil, eggs, spices and salt.

Alternate mixing spoonfuls of the pulp, water and flour into the sugar mix.

Fold in the nuts.

Pour the batter into the pan, should be about 2/3 the way up the tin.

Bake for an hour, or until a skewer comes out clear. Remove from the tin and leave to cool.


  Have a wonderful weekend everyone and Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating!


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2 Responses to “Persimmon and Walnut Bread……”

  1. on 30 Nov 2009 at 12:56 pm Living in Morocco

    This bread looks fantastic- wish I had an oven to make it. Thanks for the links too!

  2. on 04 Dec 2009 at 2:06 pm ilva

    What a great idea to use them like this in baking!
    BTW, in case you don’t know it but your right hand margin has slipped down to the bottom of the page when I look at your blog in Firefox but in/with Safari it looks perfect! Maybe its just me….

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