fig and date bread

Authorali
DifficultyBeginner

Description:
This dark, firm-textured bread has a hearty character. Enjoy it for breakfast or with coffee or tea, thinly sliced and topped with cream cheese and a scattering of chopped dates. It keeps well for several days. This easy, quick bread recipe takes just a few minutes to mix. This sweet bread is delicious for breakfast, a quick snack, or even dessert!
Fig and date bread
I like to have this sweet, dark, and hearty bread for breakfast or with afternoon coffee or tea. Try it thinly sliced and topped with cream cheese and a scattering of chopped dates.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time6 minsCook Time14 minsTotal Time20 mins
 1 cup chopped pitted Piarom dates
 1 cup chopped dried figs
 ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
 1 ½ tsp baking soda
 1 cup boiling water
 ½ cup white sugar
 ½ cup chopped walnuts
 2 eggs
 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
 ½ tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x4 inch baking pan.

2

In a medium bowl, combine the dates, figs, butter and baking soda. Pour in the boiling water, stir well and let stand for 15 minutes.

3

Beat the sugar, walnuts and eggs into the date mixture. Combine the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the date mixture just until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

4

Bake in preheated oven for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Ingredients

 1 cup chopped pitted Piarom dates
 1 cup chopped dried figs
 ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
 1 ½ tsp baking soda
 1 cup boiling water
 ½ cup white sugar
 ½ cup chopped walnuts
 2 eggs
 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
 ½ tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x4 inch baking pan.

2

In a medium bowl, combine the dates, figs, butter and baking soda. Pour in the boiling water, stir well and let stand for 15 minutes.

3

Beat the sugar, walnuts and eggs into the date mixture. Combine the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the date mixture just until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

4

Bake in preheated oven for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

fig and date bread

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