Let’s make it
In a bowl, stir together flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and baking powder.
In another bowl combine eggs, melted butter, MILKMAID, milk, almond essence and stir well. Add all at once to the flour mixture.
Add chopped dates, hot water and baking soda. Mix well and let sit for 10 minutes. Carefully stir in the almonds to the mixture.
Fill the mixture into a greased medium muffin tin and bake at 175°C for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.