Thursday, January 23, 2014

2014 Happy New Year!

Delicious, easy, Date Nut Bread.
Sooo cold here and it's a good day to stay in and bake!  Here is an outstanding recipe for
Date Nut Bread that you will love!

Date Nut Bread

32 Servings    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. plus cooling

1 ½ cups chopped dates (I use lightly sugared dates)
1 ½ cups hot water
2 T Butter
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ cups sugar
¾ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract (pure)

 In a large bowl, combine the dates, water and butter:  let stand for 5
minutes.  In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, walnuts, baking soda and salt.
In a small bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla and date mixture.  Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. (pour water and all- do not drain dates)

Pour into two 8 in x 4 in. loaf pans.  Bake at 375 for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.  Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).

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