Date Bread With Honey Recipe

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Use this Date Bread With Honey Recipe to create this honey-sweetened bread.

Try this Date Bread With Honey Recipe made with dates and using naturally sweet honey.

Date Bread With Honey Recipe

John, our household date specialist, also developed a good bread recipe that uses the fruit.

In two cups of water heat three cups of pitted and cut up dates. To this add two-thirds of a cup of honey, one-third cup of oil (John likes his to be taken from sunflower seeds, but any good, fairly light-flavored vegetable oil is fine) and two eggs. Beat the mixture well — we favor a wooden spoon.

Sift together:

3 cups whole-wheat flour (If you get a lot of bran when you sift, add it back to the sifted flour.)
1 cup soybean flour (If you don’t care for the taste, use less and add more whole-wheat flour and dry milk.)
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk (optional, it’s been left out a few times)
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder (double acting)
2/3 cup wheat germ (or chopped nuts or a combination of both)

Mix the dry ingredients, then add them to the wet and stir well.

Grease two 5-by-9-inch loaf pans, line their bottoms with waxed paper and grease the paper. Turn the bread into the containers and bake it at 325 degrees (300 degrees in glass) until a toothpick inserted into the loaves comes out clean. Continue the baking another five minutes and turn the finished product out onto racks to cool (remove the wax paper right away).

This date bread may be eaten hot or cold, and it keeps well when given a chance. We especially like it sliced and spread with a mixture of cream cheese and honey.

Read more about how to cook with honey: Cooking With Honey: Recipes and Tips.