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This recipe for CHOCOLATE DATE-NUT LOAF, by , is from Edna's Clippings, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Edna Owen
Added: Tuesday, July 25, 2006


1 c sliced dates
3/4 c boiling water
1 c semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1/4 c butter
1/3 c sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 c milk
2 3/4 c sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp double acting baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 c coarsely chopped walnuts
18 walnut halves

The day before, or early in the day: combine dates and boiling water; set aside. Grease and flour 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. In double boiler, over hot, not boiling, water, melt chocolate with butter or margarine; add sugar and mix well. Let this chocolate mixture cool slightly, then stir in beaten egg and vanilla. With wooden spoon, stir the melted chocolate and egg mixture into the date mixture, along with milk; stir till well mixed. Sift flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda into date mixture, then stir till all flour is just moistened. Then fold in chopped walnuts. Turn mixture into loaf pan; garnish with walnut halves. Let loaf stand at room temperature 20 minutes before heating oven to 350. Bake 65 to 75 minutes or until cake tester, inserted in center of cake, comes out clean. Cool loaf 5 to 10 minutes in pan, then turn it onto wire rack to finish cooling.

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Number Of Servings:
1 loaf




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