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Walnut-Date Quick Bread

 Walnut-Date Quick Bread
I can remember my Aunt Emma making this bread, and I loved it. This recipe must be 60 or more years old.
16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + standing Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the dates and water; let stand for 15
  • minutes (do not drain). In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar; add
  • egg and mix well. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to the
  • creamed mixture alternately with dates and liquid. Stir in walnuts.
  • Pour into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 203 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 147 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.