The orange flavor gives lift to the date flavor.

Carol
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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

239 calories; 5.8 g total fat; 21 mg cholesterol; 311 mg sodium. 44.4 g carbohydrates; 3.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Awesome. Easy and tasty. Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/12/2016
I followed the recipe to the T. Middle of cake fell leaving a hole. What did I do wrong? So disappointed. Read More
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Awesome. Easy and tasty. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Awesome. Easy and tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
Delicious smelling bread. It's moist with a sweet crust. Very tasty! Using fresh orange juice is time consuming. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2006
It is a great recipe and easy to follow. I substituted the dates with dried cranberries and almonds and everyone absolutely loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
Great recipe! Everyone at work loved it! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2012
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 navels. Skipped the nuts and used a bit more dates. It came out just perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2004
This bread was very good. I added some dried cranberries to give it more color and flavor.It was the best. went very fast Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2017
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 akin to my grandmother's orange date nut loaf. So the second time I turned to the spice cupboard. 1 t cinnamon 1/2 t cardamom 1/4 t ginger 1/4 t nutmeg 1/8 t clove. Heavenly and Grandma would be proud. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2016
I tried many bread recipes but this one is the best. Try it. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/12/2016
I followed the recipe to the T. Middle of cake fell leaving a hole. What did I do wrong? So disappointed. Read More