Review: Date Nut Bread

I’m posting this as a review because this is not my recipe, but I don’t have a link for it because it has evidently been deleted. I will post the recipe in full here since a link is not available.

We were wanting to make appetizers with date nut bread, cream cheese and green olives. Years ago, we could buy date nut bread in a can at the grocery store, but it is no longer available. This recipe made a nice replacement.

1 1/2 cups chopped dates
1 1/2 cups hot water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a bowl, combine the dates, water and butter; let stand for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, walnuts, baking soda and salt. Stir in the eggs, vanilla and date mixture just until moistened. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 375 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cover loosely with foil if top browns to quickly. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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