Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Date-Pecan Bread

Breads of all types make wonderful gifts. Need a gift for someone special? Make them a special bread and don't forget the secret ingredient of love.


You’ll Need

  • ½ cup dates, dried, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cup flours, all-purpose, sifted
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped


Directions
  • Soak dates for 2 hours in water, then drain and dry on paper towels.
  • In a bowl, mix egg, sugar, and butter.
  • Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients alternately with orange juice and water, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
  • Stir in dates and pecans and beat until well blended.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 9x5x3" loaf pan.
  • Bake in a preheated 350'F oven for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until bread tests done with a toothpick in the center.
  • Unmold and cool on a rack.

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