Sunsweet Date Nut Bread


2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

cup chopped pitted Sunsweet Dates

cup granulated sugar

cup light brown sugar, packed

to cup chopped walnuts or pecans

3 tablespoons butter, softened

teaspoon baking soda

teaspoon salt

1 cup warm water


Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Measure flour, dates, sugars, nuts, butter, soda and salt into a mixing bowl; stir with a fork until dates are well coated and ingredients are blended. Add warm water and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon or pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake date nut bread for about 60 or 70 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Carefully remove from pan and cool completely on rack.