I recently ran across this old date and nut loaf recipe. It produces a very delicious, extra moist date bread that I just haven’t been able to get enough of lately. I’ve made it several times in the last couple of weeks. It’s just so darn good!
Did you know that dates are really good for you? I guess my Grandmother did, because I remember that she often made this recipe. Besides being very high in both fiber and potassium, dates are also extremely rich in anti-oxidants.
This date bread smells really good when it’s cooking (I’ve got one in the oven right now!) but it tastes even better!
Did I mention that this recipe is quick and easy? Hope you enjoy. Here we go:
Date and Nut Loaf
Ingredients & Preparation:
Pour: 1 – 1/2 cups water boiling water over 1 – 1/2 cups chopped dates (1 – 8 oz. package) Stir lightly. Let cool
Mix together in a bowl: 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed), 1 TBSP. soft shortening, 1 egg
Stir in: the dates and water
Sift together and stir in: 2 – 1/4 cups sifted flour, 1 TSP. baking soda, 1/2 TSP. salt
Blend in: 1 cup broken walnuts
Pour: into a well greased 9″ x 5″ x 3″ loaf pan. Let stand 20 minutes.
Bake: at 350° for 60 – 70 minutes. A toothpick stuck in center should come out clean
Here’s a quick & easy recipe for old fashioned rice pudding. As you probably know, all my recipes are quick & easy or I wouldn’t be cooking it! Here we go:
2 cups cooked white rice
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 TSP. salt
1 TSP. vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
3 -1/2 cups milk
Preheat oven to 300°
In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients, except cinnamon. Mix well.
Pour mixture into a lightly greased 1-1/2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle top with cinnamon.
Put baking dish in a pan of hot water in the oven and bake for about 1-1/2 hours or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Can be served warm or cold. Top it with some whipped cream if you like. Enjoy!