- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups orange juice
- 1-1/2 cups chopped dates
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Combine dry ingredients; add alternately to creamed mixture with orange juice. Blend well. Fold in dates and walnuts.
- Pour into two greased, floured and waxed paper-lined 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 2 loaves.
Originally published as Date Nut Bread in Country Woman May/June 1995, p9
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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009
"I added a cup of nuts instead of 1/2 cup, but this bread is delicious - very, very good. Good with butter or soft cream cheese."