Date-Nut Bread (old Fashioned) : King Arthur Flour

Date-Nut Bread (old Fashioned) : King Arthur Flour

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  • 2

    cups chopped dates

  • 4

    tablespoons softened butter

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾

    teaspoon salt

  • ⅔ to ¾

    cup brown sugar

  • 1

    cup hot brewed coffee

  • 1

    large egg

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1

    tablespoon vodka or brandy, optional; to enhance flavor

  • ½

    teaspoon baking powder

  • cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

  • 1

    cup coarsely chopped walnuts


DIRECTIONS 1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8 1/2" x 41/2" loaf pan. 2) Place the dates, butter, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Pour the hot coffee into the bowl, stirring to combine. Allow the mixture to cool for 15 minutes. 3) Add the egg, vanilla, liquor, baking powder, and flour, beating gently until smooth. Stir in the walnuts. 4) Pour the batter into the pan, gently tapping the pan on the counter to settle the batter. 5) Bake the bread for 45 to 55 minutes, tenting the loaf gently with foil after 30 minutes, to prevent over-browning. Remove the bread from the oven; a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean, and an instant-read thermometer should read about 200°F. 6) After 1 0 minutes, gently turn the bread out of the pan onto a rack to cool. Cool completely before slicing. Wrap airtight, and store at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage. .:.[ Yield: 1 loaf, about 16 servings. *-{;r::r:;''J''i~ 09/15/2012 Diane from Troy, New York baked it for 75 minutes and it was still raw in the center and now burned on edges. Had a strong coffee taste-too strong--and I used less coffee than recipe called for. The coffee drowned out all other flavors. This is the first time Ive ever been disappointed with one of your recipes. I am sorry this recipe was a bit of a dlsappointment for you. We hope to please another time! Thank you for trying it. Elisabeth


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