Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins
This recipe is from Canada. The recipe came from All recipes and was submitted by Canadian Girl.
- 2 1⁄2 cups dates, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease and flour a 9inx5in loaf pan.
- In a medium bowl, combine the dates and butter.
- Pour boiling water over them, and let stand until cool.
- When the dates have cooled, stir the mixture to break up any clumps.
- Mix in the brown sugar and egg until well blended.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Stir into the date mixture until just blended.
- Pour into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
For PAC Spring 2010. Absolutely a do again. I have to admit ... I strayed from the recipe. I had oranges that needed using up, so used the orange juice instead of the water. AND because I am I making your Apricot Ginger Chicken for dinner and had way too much brandy for anything I'll ever use, I added 2 T apricot brandy to the mix. Thought I had walnuts on hand, didn't, so used pecans. But the outcome was fabulous. Thanks for the recipe! I'm giving you 5 stars!
Delicious. I don't keep dates so I subbed golden raisins and dried apricots. They filled in beautifully. it's sweet from the fruit without being sugary. When I make this again I'll use an 8x4 pan to make it a somewhat taller loaf. Mine came out of the oven fully baked and a rich gold color at 30 mins. This would be a perfect holiday sub for those who won't eat fruit cake btw. Made for Lavender Lynn's win of Myron's Twofer in Photo Tag.
A very good date bread. It keeps quite a while without drying out. Lavender Lynn, thanks for posting.