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One of the best recipes for date loaf...this recipe makes four mini loaves, if desired you may freeze a couple, they freeze very well --- servings is only estimated, raisins may be replaced for the dates or for the holidays use candied cherries in place of the dates, or half of each.
Preparation Time : 10
Cook Time : 25
Total Time : 35
1tablespoon baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon allspice
1cup pitted dates, chopped
1cup chopped pecans
1⁄2 cup butter, softened
1⁄4 teaspoon almond extract
2⁄3 cup milk
Set oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease four 6x3-inch mini loaf pans.
In a bowl sift first 5 ingredients.
Combine 1/4 of the flour mixture with the chopped dates and nuts; toss to coat.
In another bowl combine butter and sugar; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add in eggs and beat well then add in the vanilla, almond extract, and beat for another 2-3 minutes.
Add in dry ingredients alternately with milk beating after each addition.
Fold in the dates/flour mixture by hand, then spoon into prepared mini loaf pans.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until loaves test done.
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