A friend just returned from California and brought me back a carton of dates. On a snowy, January day, I think that calls for a date quick bread with nuts.
... and, for hot chocolate!
(adapted) from Modern Classics 2 | Donna Hay
• 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus additional for the pan
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 2/3 cup superfine sugar (I put my organic cane sugar in food processor for several seconds)
• 1 cup roughly chopped pitted dates
• 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecan nuts
• 4 ounces (1 stick) butter, plus additional for the pan
• 1/4 cup milk
• 2 eggs, slightly beaten
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Rub butter generously over the entire inside surface of the baking pan. Dust with flour, shaking out excess.
2. Sift flour and bakiing powder into a large bowl. Add the sugar, dates and pecans; mix to combine. Set aside.
3. Place the butter and milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until just melted. Add to the flour mixture with the eggs and stir until combined. Spoon the mixture into a greased 4-inch x 8-inch loaf pan (I used a 2 3/4-inch x 9 1/2-inch pan).
4. Place the loaf pan on the middle rack of the preheated oven and bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the loaf tests done.
5. Transfer the loaf pan to a cooling rack. When cooled, run a sharp knife around the edges and invert date loaf onto a plate or cutting board. Serve with salted butter.
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1/10/2017 01:25:55 pm
what a nice friend! I LOVE DATES....I mail order them from California....make my datenut bread w/ olive oil.......I make it once a week.
1/12/2017 11:46:12 am
Your recipe is up next when I make date bread. Anything with olive oil...!
I will be making this. It is finally raining in California, so it is cool enough to bake.
1/12/2017 11:48:29 am
Sue Ann Akers
1/10/2017 08:41:13 pm
Having grown up amongst the date gardens of California...there is nothing that I like better than a good date bread. Will surely try this one🌴
1/12/2017 11:46:45 am
Hope you like it!
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