Date Bread (1945)

1 C. dates, cut and stoned
1 C. hot water
1 egg, beaten
1/2 C. white or brown sugar
1 1/2 C. flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. soda
1 t. salt
1/2 C. pecans, cut into pieces

Pour hot water over the dates. Let stand until cool. Beat egg, add sugar, then add to date mixture. Sift dry ingredients, stir well and add to mixture. Add nuts last. Place in buttered bread pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Let cool in pan.

I used brown sugar and added a few Cinnamon chips and it turned out well. It was a very moist bread.

From The Settlement Cookbook (1945)

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2 Responses to Date Bread (1945)

  1. I have an obsession for collecting bread recipes (and trying them, of course) so your site has really piqued my interest. Recipes of old wasnt something I’d even considered, but this turned out so well! Thank you 😉

  2. Wendy Kalen says:

    Thank you! I’m so pleased to have found this. I’ve used this recipe since I was a little girl and the recipe was lost in a fire.

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