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 September 8 is National Date-Nut Bread Day!

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Foodbme

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  • Location: Gilbert, AZ
September 8 is National Date-Nut Bread Day! Thu, 09/8/11 3:21 PM (permalink)
Nothing better than a piece of Date-Nut Bread slathered wirh Cream Cheese!
Here's one recipe. Let's see yours!
Date –Nut Bread
 Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
2 1/4 cups boiling water
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups white sugar
3 tablespoons margarine
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Combine baking soda with the boiling water. Soak the dates in the water and baking soda solution for 30 minutes.

Cream sugar and butter together. Add eggs, vanilla, dates, nuts, flour, and salt. 
Divide batter equally between two 9 x 5 (or 8 1/2 x 4 1/2) inch greased loaf pans. Bake 1 hour at 300 degrees F or until loaf tests done. Can be frozen when cool.

<message edited by Foodbme on Thu, 09/8/11 3:24 PM>
 
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    ann peeples

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    • Joined: 5/21/2006
    • Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
    Re:September 8 is National Date-Nut Bread Day! Thu, 09/8/11 3:24 PM (permalink)
    Sounds great! Dont think I can top that. Thanks for the recipe!
     
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      mar52

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      • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
      Re:September 8 is National Date-Nut Bread Day! Thu, 09/8/11 3:49 PM (permalink)
      Thanks for the recipe.  I only have one egg!
       
      I should eat at Dinah's in Culver City today.  They always serve date nut bread with their dinners.
       
       
       
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        mar52

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        Re:September 8 is National Date-Nut Bread Day! Thu, 09/8/11 3:50 PM (permalink)
        Ignore my last thread.  They serve banana nut bread.
         
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          Foodbme

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          • Location: Gilbert, AZ
          Re:September 8 is National Date-Nut Bread Day! Thu, 09/8/11 4:10 PM (permalink)
          mar52

          Ignore my last thread.  They serve banana nut bread.

          Date-Nut, Banana-Nut, whatever. I never met a nut bread I didn't like!
          www.cooks.com has over 3300 nut bread recipes!!!
          <message edited by Foodbme on Thu, 09/8/11 4:22 PM>
           
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            mar52

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            • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
            Re:September 8 is National Date-Nut Bread Day! Thu, 09/8/11 4:31 PM (permalink)
            I'm nut bread today.
             
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              RubyRose

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              • Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
              Re:September 8 is National Date-Nut Bread Day! Fri, 09/9/11 7:55 PM (permalink)
              This recipe is for date-nut cookies but I guess it's close enough.
               
              My grandmother used to make these cookies to send to my dad and other relatives in WWII at Christmastime because they ship well and in a tin, they will stay moist.
               
              TWO-WAY OATMEAL COOKIES
               
              1 cup butter or margarine (not ‘spread’)
              1 cup packed brown sugar
              1/ 2 cup white sugar
              2 eggs
              1 cup applesauce
              1 tsp. vanilla
              2 cups regular rolled oats
              1 1 / 2 cups flour
              1 cup chopped walnuts
              1/ 2 tsp. baking soda
              1/ 2 tsp. baking powder
              1/ 4 tsp. salt
              3/ 4 cup flaked coconut
              3/ 4 cup finely snipped pitted dates
              1 tsp. grated orange peel
              1 1/ 2 cups chopped mixed candied fruits and peels
               
              In large bowl, cream butter and sugars thoroughly until creamy and fluffy. Add egg; mix well. Mix in applesauce and vanilla.  It will look curdled but don’t worry.  In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and powder, and salt with wire whisk or sift together to mix. Stir in oats and walnuts.  Stir oat-flour mixture into applesauce mixture and combine until blended. Divide dough in half. Add dates, coconut and orange peel to one portion and mix. Add candied fruit to other portion and mix. Drop teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees until done, about 10-15 minutes. Makes 8 to 9 dozen. 
               
               
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