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grandma's date nut bread

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Rich Viveiros
Ludlow, MA

I ate this every Christmas as a kid growing up, it was my Grandmothers recipe. I still love this bread, and now I make it every year in memory of her, and my mother.

★★★★★ 3
serves 8-10 (Depending on Slice Size
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For grandma's date nut bread

  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, cold
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    hot or boiling water
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1 pkg
    dates (unseeded - no pits) fresh or boxed
  • 3 to 4 md
    figs (optional)
  • 1 c
    seedless raisins

How To Make grandma's date nut bread

  • 1
    Pour Water over Dates, Sugar and Butter - allow to soak so the dates get moist and soften.
  • 2
    Add Vanilla, then Flour.
  • 3
    Finally, add walnuts and remaining ingredients to bowl. Mix till thick (like cake batter). Grease pans, pour batter into pans and place in oven for 1 hour (60 Mins) or until knife slides out of center of bread clean.