Orange-Date Bread "Magic Manna"

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Serves: Makes One Loaf
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Cooking Method: Bake


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)

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Lyn Starr Recipe
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Bakersfield, CA (pop. 347,483)
Member Since Sep 2012
Lyn's notes for this recipe:
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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And we have a new go-to recipe! This is absolutely delicious and jam-packed with robust flavor.


Preheat oven to 350

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

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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Nov 15, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Nov 15, 2012
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user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Nov 15, 2012
mmm sounds so good, I still have my mom's date nut bread she made every Thanksgiving and Christmas, so good. This sounds great with the orange in it !
user Lyn Starr lynstarr - Nov 15, 2012
THANK YOU Kitchen Crew!!!

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