Saturday, February 7, 2009

Date Nut Bread


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1 cup toasted chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped dates
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add walnuts and dates; stir until coated. Beat milk, egg and lemon peel in small bowl with fork. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Makes 12 servings

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