Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Friend Dorothy hosted our last gathering for an afternoon of canasta fun and served this delicious Date-Walnut Tea Bread. I love date bread and so did everyone else there that afternoon. (I even brought a slice home for my husband to enjoy as Dorothy didn't want to have it tempting her after we left.) 

 I hope you will give it a try. You won't be sorry.


1           8 - ounce package pitted dates
1-1/4     cups boiling water
1-1/2     cups brown sugar, firmly packed
6           tablespoon butter or margarine
1           egg, beaten
3/4        cup chopped walnuts
2-1/4     cups sifted flour
1-1/2     teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2     teaspoons salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line a 9 x 5 - inch loaf pan with waxed paper.

Cut dates in small pieces into medium-size bowl; pour boiling water over; stir in sugar and butter; cool to room temperature

Stir in beaten egg and walnuts.

Sift flour, soda, and salt onto waxed paper; stir quickly into date mixture just until blended.

Pour into pan and let stand 15 minutes.

Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes or until center is firm; cool 5 minutes; turn out on wire rack; cool completely.

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