Orange Bread With Dates

"Better than cake!! Light orange taste. I love this bread!! Great to give as gifts."
 
Orange Bread With Dates created by GoodnPlentiful
Ready In:
1hr 8mins
Ingredients:
13
Yields:
2 loaves
Serves:
24
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ingredients

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directions

  • In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs; mix well.
  • Combine flour, soda, and salt.
  • Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  • Fold in walnuts, dates, and orange peel.
  • Pour into 2 greased and floured 8 inch loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350* for 60 minutes or until done.
  • Combine glaze ingredients; spoon half over hot bread.
  • Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans.
  • Spoon remaining glaze over.

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  1. Foodisiac
    I made the glaze for another bread recipe, it's swesome. I will try the bread next, I love oranges and dates.
     
  2. pheasant farmer
    This is a really delightful combination of the bright orange flavor with dates and nuts. Loved it - easy and delicious ! This recipe will be perfect for mini loaves for gifts.
     
  3. Desert Dweller
    This bread was a delicious way to used up left-over dates. It made a great hand-held breakfast durng a hectic week. My boyfriend also loved it as a dessert bread.
     
  4. GoodnPlentiful
    Orange Bread With Dates Created by GoodnPlentiful
  5. GoodnPlentiful
    Outstanding bread!! I admit that I didn't add dates but it came out amazing anyway. I made a full loaf of this for my father in-law's birthday and two mini loaves (you know, just to test) and they were barely out of the oven before I had to have a slice. I gave a piece to my husband and he ended up eating the rest of it! He said it was just like cake. Moist, rich, very flavorful. This would be good with candied ginger (but I need to try it with the dates, too!) I love the glaze, it's very much like candied orange peel (which would also be a gread add-in.) The only issue I had was that the glaze was still a bit gritty - maybe slowly heating to fully dissolve the sugar would avoid this - but that in no way detracted from the taste and the five star rating. Truly exceptional bread! This will indeed be a family staple.
     

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