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Date and Walnut Bread

Sticky, chewy delicious Date and Walnut Bread ~ quick & easy, no kneading and tastes heavenly slathered with Butter

Sticky, chewy delicious Date and Walnut Bread ~ quick & easy, no kneading and tastes heavenly slathered with Butter ! {recipe yields TWO loaves}

I can not believe it is already September ! It seems the older one gets, the quicker times goes by. Around mid August, the baking streak usually strikes me. And it can go on right through to mid January and this Date and Walnut Bread is always first on the list.

Sticky, chewy delicious !  And if you serve a slice, slightly warm, with a good spread of butter it turns into heaven on earth with each bite, butter dripping down your chin.

I have always been fond of the Date and Walnut combination in desserts, not only breads, but richly baked puddings as well during Winter.

Date and Walnut Bread

The recipe yields two loaves and if you are having some on the day of baking, do keep the second loaf, sealed in a container, until the next day. These loaves only get better and better, much moister, chewier and just overall a more delightful sweet treat.

Better yet, bake the loaves and keep both until the next day, or even for 2 – 3 days afterwards ! I know that is not always possible, but it is worth the wait.

You might have that coffee or tea party the next day, then most definitely make this the night before and your friends will think of you as the best baker around!

A slice or three added to the kids’ lunch boxes, will also make their day. Even if they do not like dates in general. Not sure about you or your kiddos, but I have always loved dates.  My granny came up with the most delicious desserts when I was little.

Date and Walnut Bread

One thing to remember with this recipe, please do not over mix the batter after you added the Self-Raising Flour, gently fold the Flour through until all is just moist.  Too much mixing and the loaves will not rise much.

Date and Walnut Bread

Date And Walnut Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Sticky, chewy delicious Date and Walnut Bread ~ quick & easy, no kneading and tastes heavenly slathered with Butter 

Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 2 Loaves
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup Butter softened
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Dates chopped
  • 1 cup Walnuts chopped
  • 3 cups Self-Raising Flour
  • 1/8 t Salt
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray 2 medium loaf pans with cooking oil and line the bottoms with baking paper
  2. Cream together the Butter and Brown Sugar until fluffy – add the Eggs one by one, beating after each addition – add Milk and beat until well mixed
  3. Stir in the Dates and Walnuts – fold Flour and Salt in lightly – pour batter into the two prepared loaf pans – bake 40 – 45 minutes or until a tester comes out clean
  4. Remove from pans and transfer to a cooling rack

Serve sliced, warm or cold, with butter.

LINDA

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Evelyn Osborn

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

Loving this combo, I need to make it asap!! Pinning!

Jamie Sherman

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

I haven't made a quick bread in awhile. This date and walnut combo sounds delish!

Tim Greening-Jackson

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

I'll have to try this. It looks like a lighter version of a classic English date and walnut loaf, a childhood favourite of mine.

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