Monday, March 30, 2009

Date Bread from Alberta Burrill

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 package of dates
Butter the size of two eggs
2 cups boiling water
2 teaspoons soda
2 1/2 cups flour

Put chopped up dates, boiling water and butter together and allow it to stand till cool.
Add the other ingredients only barely beating the eggs.
Put into a waxed paper lined loaf tin.
Bake in a moderate oven. No time given.

I would place in a greased pan rather than a waxed paper lined pan. at 350 for 45 minutes or till done in the center. Timing heavy moist breads like this is an issue for me...very easy to leave it damp in the center.

Use this to make tea sandwiches filled with cream cheese or just alone. This would be wonderful too, if the cheese were slightly sweetened and mixed with grated orange rind.

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