Mrs Allen's Date Loaf
photo by gpstyles1512
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup nuts (walnuts,Hazel, pecans your choice)
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Heat oven to 350F, lightly grease a loaf pan.
- Mix the dates, butter& boiling water, set aside& cool.
- When cooled mix in the beaten egg& sugar.
- Mix the flour, baking soda& salt together.
- Add dry ingredients to the batter.
- Add nuts and vanilla, blend well.
- Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
- Bake in 350F oven for 50-60 minutes or until a wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted in the center.
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Delicious! I am a new baker so am trying A LOT of loaves and this is only the second one I have found to be really interesting, moist and that I would serve to friends/family. To test out different combos I made three mini loaves out of the recipe: one w/ walnuts, one w/ pecans and one w/out nuts. The one with pecans was by far my favourite. I highly recommend this recipe. I might add another 1/2 cup of dates to the entire thing simple b/c I like a lot going on in my baking. But it was definitely fine as is. ENJOY!
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