Date and Walnut Loaf

Date and walnut bread

Ingredients

1. Dates – 1 cup, pitted and roughly chopped

    Orange juice – 1 tbsp (You can use water instead)

2. Walnuts – 1 cup, lightly toasted and coarsely chopped

3. Butter – 1/4 cup, melted and cooled to room temperature

    Baking soda – 1.5 tsp

    Salt – 1/4 tsp

    Hot water – 3/4 cup

    Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp

4. Sugar – 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp (This loaf is medium sweet which is how we like it, you can add 2 tbsp extra sugar if you want)

   Eggs – 2 large, lightly beaten

   Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

5. All purpose flour – 1.5 cups

Method

1. Preheat oven at 325 F. Generously butter a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan or line it with a parchment paper. Put the chopped dates in a small bowl and pour 1 tbsp orange juice over it. Mix well. Set aside for 10 minutes to soak.

2. Toast the walnuts lightly to bring out their flavor. You can spread them on a baking sheet and bake for 5 – 7 minutes at 350 F. Take out, cool and chop them roughly.

3. In a large bowl, stir together the chopped dates, walnuts, melted butter, baking soda, salt, hot water and cinnamon powder using a spatula. When they are well-combined add in the sugar,  beaten eggs and vanilla extract. Mix well using a spatula and then add the all purpose flour little by little and mix well. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 – 55 minutes until the loaf is browned and a toothpick or skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

4. Run a knife along the edges of the pan and turn the loaf on to a plate. Cut into slices and enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

Date and walnut loaf

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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