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
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.