Loree’s Date Nut Bread (Recipe)

Loree’s Date Nut Bread (Recipe)

Loree's Date Nut Bread Recipe

Loree is a friend of ours who is a local caterer, and she’s a fellow blog reader of yours as well. This is my favorite thing she makes. Apparently it is an old recipe that she grew up on, and now, because of her generosity, we can enjoy it too.

It was perfect to eat last night while I beat James at cribbage!

Loree’s Date Nut Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes  | Cook Time: 45-60 minutes  | Total Time: 2 hours

2 Cups Dates, diced
4 tsp. Baking Soda
⅔ Cup Butter, at room temp
2 Cups Boiling Water
2 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Salt
2 Cups  Flour ( if batter is thin- add a little more flour up to 1/4 cup)
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts
2 Tsp Vanilla

Preheat oven to 325.

Put the dates in a small bowl. Add baking soda and butter.

Pour boiling water over the top and stir well.

In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, salt, and vanilla. Add the date mixture and flour and beat until smooth

Adjust the flour if necessary.

Add nuts and mix.

Grease and flour 2 loaf pans, and add mixture.

Bake at 325 until done- 35-45 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.


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  1. Dilys 2 years ago

    Wow Polly! That’s an amazing hand you had and a wonderful cut! Well done – and commiserations to James! It’s hard to compete with that x

  2. John gregory 2 years ago

    Stolen! How much $ did you win?

  3. Loree 2 years ago

    Looks yummy!

    • Author
      Polly Castor 2 years ago

      You know it is!!

  4. Mary Jo Beebe 2 years ago

    Polly, I baked this and agree it is delicious. I didn’t know for sure whether to add more than the 2 cups of flour. I added about an 1/8 C at the end because the batter was very thin. The pictures you have of your baked loaves shows them a little flatter than mine. Did you add additional flour? Or just go with the original amount?

    • Author
      Polly Castor 2 years ago

      We added a little additional flour.

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