family’s favorite “stocking stuffer” (no
sharing needed!) at Christmas.
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup
- 1/2 cup
- 1 tsp.
cup sifted flour (I don’t bother to sift)
- 1# whole
- 3-4 cups
walnut halves/large pieces
Add 1/4 cup
flour to coat dates and nuts in a large mixing bowl.
Combine eggs, sugar, and oil in medium mixing bowl – beat
Add 1 cup flour and salt to egg mixture – beat well.
Add batter to dates and nuts. Mix gently with wooden spoon.
Place in greased and floured bread pans.
Must be started in a cold oven and baked at 300 F.
How long it
is cooked depends on pan size:
1 pan – 5 x 9 – 2 hours
2 pans – 2-1/4 x 7-3/4 – about 1-1/2 hours
4 pans – 2-1/4 x 4-1/2 – about 1-1/4 hours (this
is what I do)
Cool ~10 minutes
before removing from the pans. Cool completely before freezing
or slicing. This loaf is very rich in taste, so just a small
piece is needed to enjoy it. I use a serrated bread knife
to slice in ~1/2 inch slices and then cut each piece in half.
make several batches of this loaf so that I always have enough
on hand (or in the freezer) to give one away as a small holiday