Grammy’s Date Nut Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50-60 minutes
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

This was a treat that my Grammy made each Thanksgiving. It’s absolutely essential that it be made 1-2 days in advance. Let cool completely than wrap tightly with plastic wrap then foil. It freezes beautifully.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a medium bowl combine the dates, boiling water and butter; let cool.

Stir in 1 cup sugar, beaten egg and vanilla.

In a large bowl sift together remaining dry ingredients.; add to date mixture, stirring just to combine.

Add nuts; stir just combine.

Pour into sprayed or buttered loaf pan.

Bake 50 to 60 minutes.

Turn out onto cooling rack to cool.

Serve slices spread with butter.


Yield: 1 loaf

What's Needed:

 

1 generous cup dates, roughly chopped
1 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt
3/4 cup chopped nuts

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