Date Nut Bread
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
- 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 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
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Feb 4, 2019
I doubled the recipe and followed it exactly. The Date Nut Bread is good, a bit dryer than I thought it would be (the loaves baked in less time than noted in the recipe; all ovens vary), but still tasty. This was more of a tea bread. I was looking for a denser, moister bread, like the Thomas' version I remember as a child.
Dec 7, 2015
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.