Delicious bread and with it's hint of chocolate from the Kahlua, the background taste of citrus and the sweetness of the dates -- you can't go wrong. The bread is not overly sweet and we liked that -- it was a little crusty on top, but was nice and moist inside despite the absence of oil or more butter. Will definitely make again! Made for Sweet December tag, December, 2013.
I loved using Kahlua in this recipe, and how there is no oil and minimal margarine (I used butter). I used 1/2 cup dates and 1/2 cups raisins which worked great. I also added shredded coconut on top before baking, it gives it a great flavor and slight crunch on top. If you like coconut, I think adding coconut to the mixture would be divine! I left out the orange rind because I don't like the orange flavor in my baked goods.
This is awesome! I love it. The kahlua gives it a bit of roasted flavor. You can see the only substantial fat is in the 2TBL of margerine and that's nothing compared to most bread recipes. This is one of my new favorite breads!!! I actually only made it to use up some dried pitted dates I had and loved it so much I had to go buy some more dates! Thanks for sharing!!!
Wow, this smelt so good I couldn't even wait for it to cool before trying. I omitted the orange rind & used flaked almonds for the nuts, this was delicious, a keeper for sure. Made for Spring PAC 07.
definitely a 5 star...even more! didn't have kahlua so used tia maria instead. I don't think I'll ever get over this bread! thanks!
very good, thanks for posting
This is absolutely delicious! The Kahlua gives a lovely brown colour and subtle coffee flavour to the finished product. The only slight alteration I made was to cut the sugar in half, since the dates and Kahlua are already very sweet. Thanks for sharing this recipe - I will be making it many more times!