Classic Date and Nut Bread

The first time I tasted this bread was on a potluck party. The bread was made by an eleven-year-old girl. I was so impressed that she is so young and skillful in baking. Her mother told me that she did all by herself. It turned out that the bread was so popular and finished immediately. Everybody was asking for recipe from the little girl on the party, including me.

Classic Date Nut Bread

1 cup boiling water
1 cup chopped dates
1 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 ¾ cups unsifted all purpose flour
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup softened unsalted butter or margarine
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts

Classic Date Nut Bread

1. Pour boiling water over dates in small bowl. Add baking soda. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.
2. Transfer date mixture to big bowl. Measure remaining ingredients, except walnuts. Mix well with hands.
3. Add walnuts. Mix well.
4. Transfer the batter to a baking pan. Bake 325F, 45-50 minutes. Insert a stick to check the doneness.
Classic Date Nut Bread

After it is cooled. Cut the bread into big pieces and wrap with the food wrap. Store in the fridge. It is a great snack for the boring afternoons, or for kids to take to school.

Got feedback today. I took the bread to a friend's home. I am so happy that she and her hubby liked the bread very much. There is reason why it is called Classic.


diva said...

mmmm what a classic. looks gorgeous :p

Snooky doodle said...

this looks delicious! I love date and nuts

pityenlacocina said...

wonderful combination of flavours and lovely presentation, congratulations, very well done!

cheers from london,


Julia said...

I saw this on tastespotting...Looks delicious and so simple...

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Amanda said...

Thanks for sharing. That looks very yummy. I am tempting to try this recipe sometime this week, what size baking pan did you use?