Date Nut Bread

Date Nut Bread

"Many years ago when I was sick, a dear friend stopped with a pot of soup and this beautiful bread. Every cook should have a copy of this traditional quick bread recipe in his or her files."
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1 h servings
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Original recipe yields 32 servings

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  1. In a 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. Stir in the eggs, vanilla and date mixture just until moistened. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 375 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cover loosely with foil if top browns to quickly. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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This is a wonderful quick bread recipe. It is good on its own but it also lends itself to embellishments. Sometimes I add more vanilla, a teaspoon of cinnamon, and a half teaspoon of allspice, f...

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This is a wonderful quick bread recipe. It is good on its own but it also lends itself to embellishments. Sometimes I add more vanilla, a teaspoon of cinnamon, and a half teaspoon of allspice, f...

At last. This is the one to replace Dromedary Date Nut Bread in a can . . . only better. I took MAS13's suggestion and added an additional tablespoon of butter. Nice and moist. Just like I r...

Another great bread recipe. Might be common knowledge, but when you want chopped dates and use a chopper, blender, or food processer, add a little sugar to the whole dates and it will go alot s...

This recipe is really easy to follow and the bread comes out beautifully. It is really moist and full of dates and nuts. I made it for Thanksgiving, and I have made it several times since. It...

VERY GOOD. I added 1 tbsp instant coffee to water. Cooked for 60 - 70 MINUTES IN 9X5 PAN at 350 oven setting.

This is the super top secret recipe that has been in my family for at least 3 generations. I am glad that some big mouthed Donahue let the cat out of the bag. Everyone should be able to enjoy t...

I made this for a party my sister was having and her daughter-in-law LOVED it and kept going back for more! I made some extra for my husband and I to take to our separate workplaces and it got r...

Really good. I took the advice of some of the reviewers and added cinnamon and cloves. Instead of the water, I used brewed coffee and also added some orange zest. I will make this often. It ...

I love this recipe...so gooooood, so easy.so much so I made gift baskets with the ingredients (like a cake mix in a package) and a loaf pan, the printed recipe. Wraped in cellophane and a bow. I...

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