My mother used to make this recipe in a long loaf pan which I don't believe they make any more. Fortunately, I have her pan and whenever I make this it sure brings back such happy memories.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease loaf pan.

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  • Pour the hot water over the dates and let stand until cooled.

  • Sift the flour and baking soda together add the sugar and salt. Stir in the cooled dates and water. Add the melted butter, beaten egg vanilla and walnuts. Mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour or until a toothpick insert near the center comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan and let cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

299.8 calories; 5.4 g protein; 53.7 g carbohydrates; 18 mg cholesterol; 417.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
This is absolutly wonderful.I will definitly make this more then once. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/21/2010
NOT WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
This is absolutly wonderful.I will definitly make this more then once. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
This is absolutly wonderful.I will definitly make this more then once. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2004
My mother gave me this recipe years ago my whole family just loves it! Be sure to serve with cream cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2006
Just want you to know..i have this exact same recipe..my mother-in-law gave it to me...she always made it at Christmas...and now i do...it is a very good date/nut loaf....it isnt supposed to be too sweet...i also have the long loaf pan that they dont make anymore!! it was my mother-in-laws....this is a great recipe for date/nut bread...great with cream cheese on warm slices.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2010
really good. I did add one mashed banana (just because it needed to be used up) and a generous sprinkle of ground ginger. I baked in muffin tins (large) for approx. 35 minutes at 350. Will make again. Next time I may add two sprinkles of ginger. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2009
I only needed to bake for 45mins. Thankfully my sense of smell led me to check it earlier or else it would've burnt & been no good. Toothpick came out clean turned out wonderful & delicious! I used fresh strong brewed coffee instead of the boiled water. I would definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2006
Tastes just like my Nana's bread. She used to use coffee cans to bake with which worked really well giving the bread a nice all-around crust. I haven't tried using them yet but you can bet I will! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2006
Excellent recipe! Didn't have walnuts so I substituted pecans. Great with butter or crean cheese. Didn't last long. Plan to make it again for our Memorial Day get together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2008
This is a great recipe - wonderful taste and wonderful texture! I made it to serve to our playgroup when both parents and tots came over this fall for an afternoon of apple picking and I just realized I forgot to review it! I was looking for a quick-bread that would be a little different than the run of the mill zucchini or pumpkin or banana - and this got rave reviews from everyone! (I did omit the walnuts because I wasn't sure about the tots being able to chew them well and because of allergy concerns). I just used a standard loaf pan but have kept an eye out for the longer-style pan in second hand shops that Joan wrote about in the recipe's intro. I'm so glad to have a new way of including dates in our snack-times. Thanks very much! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/21/2010
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