I give this recipe 4 stars only because it gave me ideas. I could not follow it as written, because I couldn't find the date bread mix - the stores were sold out due to the holiday. What I ended up using was JIFFY Bran-Date Muffin Mix. I followed the recipe for the Bran-n-date bread on the back of the box. Using 3 boxes of mix, 6 eggs, 6 Tbs. brown sugar, 1 cup milk. I added 1 cup of chopped candied cherries, 1 cup chopped dried pinepapple, 1/2 cup chopped dired appricots, 1 cup raisins and 1 cup chopped walnuts. I only dredged the raisins in flour -- but next time I would do all of them (the fruit sinks). I divided the dough into 3 small alluminum loaf pans and baked them for 50-55 minutes at 350. They turned out great. I would like to thry them the original way - but if I can't find the date bread I would make them again this way. It's a much lighter fruitcake than the traditional one. Much better too.....
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I give this recipe 4 stars only because it gave me ideas. I could not follow it as written,...