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Date-Nut Bread with Coconut Frosting Recipe

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This recipe for Date-Nut Bread with Coconut Frosting, by , is from Helen and Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Pat Hyland
Added: Monday, February 23, 2009


1 3/4 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. chopped pitted dates
1 T. solid shortening
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 c. chopped walnuts

2 T. unsalted butter
6 T. light-brown sugar
3 T. heavy cream
1 c. shredded coconut

Heat oven to 350. Coat two 5 3/4 x 3 x 2 1/8" mini loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
In large bowl, whisk flour, sugar & salt.
Bring 1 c. water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add dates, shortening, baking soda & vanilla. Stir until shortening is melted. Remove from heat; stir into dry ingredients. Add egg & beat with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are combined. Stir in walnuts.
Divide between prepared pans. Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 10 min. Turn out onto rack; cool completely.
Heat broiler. In small saucepan, melt butter & sugar. Stir in cream & coconut. Spread frosting equally over the 2 loaves. Broil for 1 to 1 1/2 min. until lightly browned. Let loaves cool completely.




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