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German Brown Bread Recipe

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8 oz. pitted dates
2 tsp. baking soda
2 c. boiling water

2 Tbsp. butter
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla

4 c. flour
1 Tbsp. salt

1 c. chopped nuts

Cut up dates and mix with baking soda. Pour boiling water over dates and let stand while mixing the remaining ingredients.

Cream butter, eggs, vanilla and sugar. Combine flour and salt.

Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with date mixture. Mix well. Add nuts.

Pour into greased loaf pan and bake at 325 for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

This bread first caught my attention because of its unusual shape. Years ago the bread was baked in large metal soup cans and I loved its round cylinder shape.

Not being a fan of dates, I was hesitant to sample a slice and did so only to be polite. Now I look forward to this bread every year on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. This bread freezes well.




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