Date Nut Bread

Although this recipe lives in my grandmother’s archives it comes to us from my Aunt Terri. I will admit that I slightly overbaked my loaves. There was a fine line between under-done and over-done so, my bread may be a little dry but that’s nothing a little bit of butter won’t fix.

Date Nut Bread

8oz. dates, cut into pieces
2 tsp baking soda
2c. boiling water
2c. sugar
2 tbsp butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4c. sifted flour
1/2 to 3/4c chopped nuts
2tsp vanilla

In a heat-proof bowl combine dates and baking soda. Pour boiling water over and stir. Let cool completely. With a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer cream together the date mixture, sugar, and butter. Add in the rest of the ingredients until fully combined. Divide the batter between two greased or parchment-lined loaf pans. Bake at 350F for 50- 60 min.

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