Lyn Starr Recipe

Orange-Date Bread "Magic Manna"

By Lyn Starr lynstarr


Recipe Rating:
Serves:
Makes One Loaf
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake
116 Comments:

Lyn's Story

Grandma Marilyn's Magic Manna...oooh sooo good! We knew it was Fall when our home smelled heavenly, of dates and oranges and sweet bread.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
And we have a new go-to recipe! This is absolutely delicious and jam-packed with robust flavor.

Ingredients

1 c
dates
1 medium
orange
1/2 c
nuts
2 c
flour
1 c
sugar
1 c
water, boiling
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1
egg
1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
2 Tbsp
shortening (butter)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350

Put dates and orange rind through medium blade of grinder.
2
reserve orange juice and add boiling water to make one cup liquid. Pour over date and orange peel. Add shortening (butter) to date mixture.
3
In a large bowl, put sifted dry ingredients. Slowly add date mixture, vanilla and well beaten egg. Add nuts.
4
Bake in a well-greased loaf pan, 1 hour at 350.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #tea, #Party


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116 Comments

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Lyn Starr lynstarr
Sep 13, 2013
Thanks Robin and your Hubby, Mine is right there with yours, more manna! :)) I have been off of the computer for a very long time, as you can see. I'm so glad that your family likes our recipe. xo Lyn
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Robin J. DeLucca perrogal
Sep 3, 2013
Wow, this recipe rocks!!! I've made it several times and my husband always says 'when are you going to make manna again??' I'm making it again today, delish, wonderful combination of flavors!!! I also added it to my FB and pinched it!!! thanks for sharing with us!!!!
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Lyn Starr lynstarr
May 1, 2013
Thanks a million, Margaret!! I appreciate your comments and instructions on this recipe. :=) You are right to use the whole orange, not the just the zest. Enjoy your day! xo Lyn
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Margaret Grunseich MargyG
Apr 30, 2013
Ok Gerald...this is the tastiest bread in the world...here's what I do...I ream the orange to get the juice, then I put the dates and the whole left over orange, rind and all, into my vitamix. I pulse it a few times and add the juice and the boiling water to make one cup. It comes out like a slurry. It's perfect for the bread. If you don't have a vitamix, use a blender for a little longer. I also add a LOT of walnuts or pecans. Between my hubby and I, the loaf lasts about 1 day. SO GOOD!!!
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Gerald Anderson jerrya
Apr 30, 2013
Sounds good! but i'm uncertain about the orange. The recipe calls for one orange, then talks about the peel and juice; How much peel? (do you mean zest?) Do you use just peel and juice or what?