Date And Nut Bread: Moist And Sweet Recipe

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DATE AND NUT BREAD: Moist and Sweet

Catherine Jones-Hatcher


This is one of my favorite recipes, and it was passed down from my grandmother. I am often asked to make this bread as a gift for friends who are having a birthday. It has been VERY WELL RECEIVED, always! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! (Do yourself a favor by having some softened cream cheese on hand when you give it a try!)

★★★★★ 1 vote
20 Min
1 Hr


1 c
2-3 Tbsp
butter : grandmother said..."butter, the size of an egg" ;)
1 c
boiling water
1 c
chopped dates
1/2 + c
chopped walnuts
1 tsp
baking soda, leveled
1 1/2 c
1/4 tsp


1Put chopped dates in a small mixing bowl and sprinkle with baking soda.Place the butter on top. Pour over with the boiling water, stir, and set aside.
2Sift all dry ingredients into a larger bowl.
3Beat egg in a cup, and then add to cooled date mixture.Stir.
4Combine date mixture with sifted dry ingredients. Mix well by turning over and over.
5Stir in chopped nuts.
6Take a piece of waxed paper and line a loaf pan so that "length side" of pan is covered with paper. Butter the wax paper and the two short ends of the pan. Get it well covered. Fill pan with batter.
7Bake for ONE HOUR in a 350 degree oven. Test doneness with either a long toothpick or piece of raw spaghetti, and make sure it comes out clean and dry.
8Cool to touch . Now tilt pan upside down, tap to remove bread, peel off wax paper, and cool the rest of the way on a rack.
9Slice and serve with softened cream cheese.
SO Yummy!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #DATES and Nuts