Yum Plum Crumb Loaf…a little bit of a tongue-twister, but it really does describe this moist and tasty quick bread! Ann, who has lots of yummy recipes and had lots of plums from her backyard plum tree, gave me a recipe for Plum Bread that a friend gave her, which I changed up by adding a little more plums, a little more baking soda, and a crumb mixture on top. There’s actually some crumb mixture in the middle of the loaf too, just to give it a little extra sweetness, but it’s not very visible. I used red plums in this but you can use any kind of plum, or you could probably substitute peaches or nectarines, too–I haven’t tried that yet, but I don’t see why you couldn’t! I strongly recommend using parchment paper to line your loaf pan (instead of greasing the pan)–it will come out…
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