This is a delicious tea loaf, that cuts better the second day. Serve with a spread.

Carol

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 -9x5 inch loaf
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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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  • Combine chopped dates, boiling water, and soda. Stir, and allow to cool.

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  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and nuts.

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together egg, salt, sugar, and vanilla. Blend together melted chocolate and melted butter or margarine; stir into batter. Stir in date mixture. Add flour mixture, and stir to mix. Scrape into a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until it tests done. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 38.9g 13% DV; fat 10.8g 17% DV; cholesterol 25.7mg 9% DV; sodium 325.8mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2008
I had a few problems with this recipe. The first is the fact there were too many "bowls" to get this together. Next time I will melt the butter and the chocolate together in the microwave. I also sifted my flour before adding to the batter. I always use 2 mini loaf pans instead of 1 regular size pan when making any quick bread recipe from this site (even if I have to scale it down). This in part because the outside get browned too fast and the center is not completely done. That being said...I think the cooking time is way off. Using the 2 mini loaf pans at 32 minutes the loaves had burnt edges. As the recipe submitter stated this bread crumbles when cut even when totally cooled. Since I made 2 loaves I will cut the other one tomorrow to see if there is better results. I will try this recipe again using a standard sized pan but will NOT cook for an hour. Since my bread was over cooked it was dry but had a nice flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/20/2012
this was disappointing dry and chocolate overpowered the date flavour. Continue looking at other recipes Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2008
I had a few problems with this recipe. The first is the fact there were too many "bowls" to get this together. Next time I will melt the butter and the chocolate together in the microwave. I also sifted my flour before adding to the batter. I always use 2 mini loaf pans instead of 1 regular size pan when making any quick bread recipe from this site (even if I have to scale it down). This in part because the outside get browned too fast and the center is not completely done. That being said...I think the cooking time is way off. Using the 2 mini loaf pans at 32 minutes the loaves had burnt edges. As the recipe submitter stated this bread crumbles when cut even when totally cooled. Since I made 2 loaves I will cut the other one tomorrow to see if there is better results. I will try this recipe again using a standard sized pan but will NOT cook for an hour. Since my bread was over cooked it was dry but had a nice flavor. Read More
(8)
Rating: 1 stars
04/20/2012
this was disappointing dry and chocolate overpowered the date flavour. Continue looking at other recipes Read More
(3)