Date and Nut Bread

Date And Nut Bread Recipe

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Nikki Olschwanger


One of my dearest friends always makes this at Christmas to give as gifts for her neighbors and friends. Everyone looks forward to this.


★★★★★ 1 vote

makes 4 small loaves or 3 larger loaves


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    1 1/2 lbs. dates
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    1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
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    3/4 cup butter or margarine
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    3 cups sugar
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    3 eggs
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    dash salt
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    1 1/2 chopped nuts
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    1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
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    3 cups flour

How to Make Date and Nut Bread


  1. Cut up dates in a bowl, cover with 1 1/2 cups hot water (from the tap) and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Add salt, nuts and vanilla and mix well. Add dates and liquid. Then add flour and mix well.
  3. Bake in greased and floured loaf pans in 350 degree oven. Bake for 40 to 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Cool 20 to 25 minutes.
    Freezes well.

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About Date and Nut Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads

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