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Date Orange Bread

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"The orange flavor gives lift to the date flavor."
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1 h 15 m servings 239
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 -9x5x3 inch loaf)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  2. Beat egg slightly. Add butter and sugar. Beat smooth. Zest one orange; set 1 tablespoon zest aside. Juice 2 oranges. Place juice in a 1 cup measure and add boiling water to fill the cup. Stir zest, juice and vanilla into batter.
  3. In another bowl, put flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Stir in walnuts and dates. Pour over batter. Stir to moisten. Spoon into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake in 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 1 hour until it tests done. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Finish cooling and wrap.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 239 calories; 5.8 44.4 3.9 21 311 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Awesome. Easy, and tasty.

Most helpful critical review

I followed the recipe to the T. Middle of cake fell leaving a hole. What did I do wrong? So disappointed .

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Awesome. Easy, and tasty.

Delicious smelling bread. It's moist with a sweet crust. Very tasty! Using fresh orange juice is time consuming.

It is a great recipe and easy to follow. I substituted the dates with dried cranberries and almonds, and everyone absolutely loved it!

Very delicious! I was confused by step 2's instruction to set aside 1 tbsp of zest - and do what with it? So I used the entire zest of one orange, and I used the juice of three fairly small na...

Great recipe! Everyone at work loved it!

This bread was very good. I added some dried cranberries to give it more color and flavor.It was the best. went very fast

I've made this recipe twice now. The first time it was delicious. Lots of compliments, and lots of requests for the recipe. Although I was very satisfied, I had been looking for something aki...

This is a good recipe and makes a big loaf. Easy to put together from basic pantry ingredients. Flavor and texture improve over a couple of days.

I've been looking for a date-nut bread recipe and this is it. It's easy and can be "dolled up" with spices as another poster suggested. Husband loves date nut bread. He gave it "thumbs up" and ...