Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a really old recipe of my mother's. It goes very well with your morning coffee break.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix well in a bowl the dates, brown sugar, butter and boiling water.
  2. Stir until butter melts.
  3. Stir in the egg, baking soda, flour, salt and nuts.
  4. Place in a buttered loaf pan (9x5) and bake at 350° for about 1 hour, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.


Most Helpful

Good, but would have been better with some spices like nutmeg and ginger maybe. But, good.

WonderMima January 30, 2009

Very easy to prepare - wonderful outcome! I added a splash of vanilla, bit of grated lemon zest and a good grating of nutmeg because I like those flavors, I used nuts I had on hand, some almonds and Brazil nuts. Also used nice Medjool Dates that I pitted and chopped myself with a little flour to fend off the stickiness. THANKS!

lindenwoof October 27, 2008

Very easy and good! My 10-yr-old granddaughter loved it and asked for more. This one is a keeper. She wants to make it next time.

LoriLee in TX October 29, 2007

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