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Monday, January 16, 2012

Breadman Orange Date Nut Bread

I got a shiny new bread machine from my mom's bf for christmas! Boy has it gotten well broken in, I can't even tell you how many loaves I've made since I got it. Carb load up! This is a quick bread recipe that is from the recipe book that comes with the machine. It's sweet orange-yness is refreshing and it makes a good breakfast/tea bread. My grandma always requests it for her bridge club. This can most likely be adapted for any machine, just follow the directions for putiing ingredients in the pan specified in your machine's manual.
Orange Date Nut Bread:
(makes one 2 lb loaf in Breadman model No. BK1050S)
1 cup boiling water
1 cup dates, chopped
1 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs, room temp
1 and 3/4 cup AP flour
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp orange extract
1 cup walnuts, chopped

1.) Pour boiling water over dates in a small bowl. Add baking soda. Let stand at room temp for twenty minutes.
2.) Transfer date mixture to bread pan. Measure remaining ingredients, except walnuts, into your bread pan in order suggested specifically by your machine's manual.
3.) Insert bread pan securely into baking chamber; close lid. Plug unit into wall outlet.
4.) Select Quick Bread cycle for my model, or the equivalent for yours. Press Start.
5.) At the "add ingredient beep", add walnuts.
6.) The complete signal will sound when the bread is done.
7.) Using potholders remove bread pan from baking chamber and place on wire rack. Allow bread to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Carefully turn bread out of bread pan, turn right side up. (If kneading paddle remains in bread, remove paddle once bread has cooled. You should probably do this before you forget and serve anyways lol.)
8.) Allow bread to cool on wire rack until ready to serve (at least 20 minutes)


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