Date  Nut  Bread

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups dates, pitted and chopped

2 1/4 cups boiling water 

3 teaspoons baking soda

1 cup chopped walnuts

2 cups sugar

3 tablespoons margarine 

2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon salt

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  

 

Combine baking soda with the boiling water.

Soak the dates in the water and baking soda solution for 30 minutes.

Drain well.

 

In a bowl cream sugar and butter together.

Add eggs, vanilla, dates, nuts, flour, and salt.

 

Divide batter equally between two 9 x 5 (or 8 1/2 x 4 1/2) inch greased loaf pans.

 

Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven.

Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

 


Serves 24

 

 

 

 

 

Poppy  Seed  Bread

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/4 cups sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons salt 

1 1/2 cups milk

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 eggs

1 1/8 cups vegetable oil

1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds

1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 

 

 

GLAZE  (Optional)

 

1/4 cup orange juice  

3/4 cup sugar 

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  

 

Mix together the flour, 2 1/4 cups white sugar, baking powder, salt, milk,

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and eggs.

 

Mix in the vegetable oil, poppy seeds and 1 1/2 teaspoons almond flavoring.

Beat with an electric mixer for 1 to 2 minutes.

 

Lightly grease 2 loaf pans or 6 small loaf pans.

 

Bake for 45 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven.

Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack.

 

Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over cooled bread.

 

 

Serves 24

 

 

 

 

 

Lemon  Poppy  Seed  Bread

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds

2 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/8 cups vegetable oil 

3 eggs 

1 1/2 cups milk

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract

 

 

 

GLAZE

 

1/4 cup orange juice

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

 



DIRECTIONS:

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
 

Grease three 8x4 inch bread pans.

 

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, poppy seeds

 and 2 1/2 cups white sugar.

Add the eggs, milk, oil, vanilla and lemon extract; mix until smooth, about 1 minute.

Pour batter evenly into the prepared pans.

 

Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted

into the center of the loaves comes out clean.

 

Combine orange juice with remaining 3/4 cup sugar and lemon extract; stir well.

Pour this mixture over the loaf while it is still hot.

 

Cool loaves in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

 

Allow loaf to cool completely before serving.

 

 

Serves 20

 

 

 

 

             

   

    

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