Date-Nut Bread… Welcome 2012!!

A very prosperous new year, 2012 to all of you :)
Winter has set in…that marks the beginning of baking time in our place…may be because I have more time in hand this time of the year, bcoz its cold outside and we tend to stay indoors with our li’l one :)
I don’t know, may be another excuse to bake..I love to bake….not that all my attempts has always been a success…but still I love to bake…
hope you’ll had wonderful new year’s day celebrations….ours was a low key affair this time….watching ball drop slouched on the sofa, wishing everyone a happy new year, afternoon mass and a lunch buffet….

This date nut bread is something I baked for the first time…I had bookmarked it here

A good bread to munch on as an evening snack…
Here is the recipe

You’ll need:
All-purpose flour: 1 1/2 cups
chopped dates: 2 1/2 cups
Butter: 1/4 cup
Boiling water: 1 1/2 cups
Brown sugar: 1/2 cup
Egg: 1 no
Baking powder: 1 tsp
Baking soda: 1 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Chopped almonds: 1 cup

How to make it:
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
In a bowl, mix butter and dates. Pour boiling water into this and break up the clumps, if any. Let this cool down for a while.
Mix in the sugar and egg until well blended.
Add the flour mixture into the date mixture, and mix well.
Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for 50 min or until a wooden pick inserted comes out clean :)

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