special date nut loaf

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Deanna Rodgers
from Brighton, TN

I love the holidays and all the cooking, baking and decorating that comes with November and December. I love making boxes and baskets filled with goodies for friends and family. This bread is just one of the recipes I use. It is easy and delicious. This bread is great warm, spread with butter or cream cheese and a big cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For special date nut loaf

  • 2 lb
    pecans or walnuts, coursely chopped
  • 2 lb
    dates, chopped
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 8
    eggs, separated
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How To Make special date nut loaf

  • 1
    Separate eggs; in a medium bowl beat egg whites until very stiff.
  • 2
    Put egg yolks in separate bowl and beat well. Add beaten egg yolks to stiff egg whites and mix well. Set aside.
  • 3
    In a large bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt; stir in sugar and blend well; add chopped date and nuts. Add eggs and mix well. Pour into prepared loaf pans.
  • 4
    Pre-heated oven to 325 degrees. Well grease 2 loaf pans. Bake 1 hour or until tooth pick in center comes out clean. Cool in pans about 15 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

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