My mother used to make this recipe in a long loaf pan which I don’t believe they make any more. Fortunately, I have her pan and whenever I make this it sure brings back such happy memories.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease loaf pan.
Pour the hot water over the dates and let stand until cooled.
Sift the flour and baking soda together add the sugar and salt. Stir in the cooled dates and water. Add the melted butter, beaten egg vanilla and walnuts. Mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour or until a toothpick insert near the center comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan and let cool on a wire rack.
Per Serving: 300 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 53.7g; fat 8.1g; cholesterol 18mg; sodium 417.4mg.
The quality of the flour could make a real difference to your bread. Different brands do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as white bread.
To make this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A bread first rising can be done in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it night before , then finish it off the next day.