|My friend Arlene’s Dark Date Nut Bread….delicious!|
|A perfect bread for Thanksgiving|
I enjoy my date nut bread served cold from the fridge, with all the flavors melded together, tasting so much better the second day! I will always make my Aunt Emma’s date nut bread! It’s tradition! However, this year I made two date nut breads! I did a taste test and loved them both! Perfect with a cup of tea, coffee, or even a big glass of milk! I hope you’ll give them a try. They are both quite wonderful, and you can be the judge!
Wishing you all a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!!
|Just out of the oven…cooling|
|Moist, lovely texture and oh so delicious|
|Perfect with a cup of tea, coffee or a big glass of milk|
|I like mine for breakfast…with a schmear of cream cheese…yum!|
Arlene’s Dark Date-Nut Bread
Adapted slightly from original
1 lb. dates
2 ½ tsp. baking soda
1 tablespoon of instant coffee (I used Medaglia D’oro)
2 cups boiling water
Chop dates, sprinkle with baking soda and instant coffee, then pour the boiling water over the date mixture and let set for at least 1 hour.
2 sticks of butter
1 ¾ cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 ½ cups of chopped nuts
Beat butter and sugar together till light and fluffy, then add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla. Then mix in the flour and date mixture. Fold in the nuts.
Divide the mixture between two 9x5 loaf pans that have been greased and floured. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes or until done and a toothpick comes out clean.