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Date-Nut Bread

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This retro favorite is irresistible on its own or sandwiched with cream cheese.

  • Serves: 16
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  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
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  • Dish Type: Breads and Muffins
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  • Recipe

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
      1 tsp. Baking powder
      3/4 cup Sugar
      2 cups All-purpose flour
      6 tblsp. cut up Butter or margarine
      10 oz. finely chopped pitted Dates
      1/2 tsp. Salt
      1 lg. slightly beaten Egg
      1 cup coarsely chopped Pecans

    Directions

    1. 1) In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 1/4 cups water to boiling over high heat. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in dates and margarine or butter. Let stand until cool, about 30 minutes.

      2) Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease 9- by 5-inch loaf pan.

      3) In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With fork, stir egg into cooled date mixture; stir into flour mixture just until evenly moistened (do not overmix). Stir in pecans. Spoon batter into loaf pan and spread evenly.

      4) Bake bread 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Cool bread in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on rack. Cut into slices to serve.

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