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Date Nut Bread
A rich and hearty bread that is perfect with a cup of tea on a cold winter afternoon
Dates, Quick Bread, Whiskey
I used Wigle Wheat
packed brown sugar
Place dates and whiskey in a small bowl and let sit for a minimum of 2 hours and up to 12 hours.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Butter and flour a 9x5 loaf pan. Cut a piece of parchment paper the size of the bottom of the loaf pan. Place it on the bottom of the pan and butter it.
Mix flour, baking powder and the spices together in a large bowl.
Place brown sugar in a medium bowl and mix in eggs, orange juice and zest.
Add sugar, juice and egg mixture and the melted butter to the flour and stir to just combine (do not overstir, the batter should be slightly lumpy)
Gently mix in the chopped dates (along with any remaining whiskey) and walnuts. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan.
Place in the middle of the preheated oven and bake for 50 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
Let sit for 10 minutes to cool and then remove from the pan. Place on a wire rack to finish cooling.