Pella Chronicle

February 20, 2013

Orange-Date Bread

The Chronicle

Pella —


1 c dates
1 md orange
1/2 c nuts
2 c flour
1 c sugar
1 c water, boiling
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp shortening (butter)



Preheat oven to 350

Put dates and orange rind through medium blade of grinder.
reserve orange juice and add boiling water to make one cup liquid. Pour over date and orange peel. Add shortening (butter) to date mixture.
In a large bowl, put sifted dry ingredients. Slowly add date mixture, vanilla and well beaten egg. Add nuts.
Bake in a well-greased loaf pan, 1 hour at 350.