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Mummy's Tea Bread

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"This is my mother's recipe, a bread she always made at Thanksgiving and Christmas to be used for tea sandwiches with a cream cheese filling. But it may also be eaten on its own like a cake. Because it is so delicious yet simple to put together, it makes a great food gift or potluck contribution. Substitute raisins for dates, if you wish."
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 353 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 loaf)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Place the dates, sugar, salt, and butter into a bowl, and pour in the boiling water. Stir together and set aside to cool. Once cool, mix in the egg.
  3. Stir the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar together in a bowl. Pour the raisin mixture over the flour mixture, and stir together until thoroughly combined. Mix in the vanilla extract and, if desired, walnuts. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely. Wrap in aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator.

Footnotes

  • Partner tip: Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 353 calories; 9.1 g fat; 65.1 g carbohydrates; 5.5 g protein; 21 mg cholesterol; 320 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I always enjoy trying new tea bread recipes since I drink a lot of fresh brewed tea from leaves in the winter. Since there were no reviews I decided to halve the recipe to try it out. DELICIOU...

Wow, what a great little baked good to take along during the hollidays. Very good as is, however I did add about a teaspoon of cinnamon to the wet mixture.

Did not have cream of tartar, so replaced baking soda and cream of tartar with 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Worked a treat, lovely moist and delicious