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Date Nut Bread

I have to be honest when I say I’ve never really liked the taste of dates. That changed a few years ago when I visited Dubai and sampled a few. Of course, the dates that we are used to buying in the grocery stores don’t taste as fresh, but they are still delicious. I find this date nut bread goes well with warm butter or a wonderful maple cream cheese frosting which I have included. I hope you enjoy it!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

Bread

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 8 oz dates
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • cups Bisquick
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 blocks cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to three hundred and fifty degrees. Grease a loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, add one cup of boiling water, eight ounces of dates and two tablespoons of butter. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, with an electric hand mixer, beat one egg, three quarter cups of white sugar and one-quarter of a cup of brown sugar. Mix until smooth.
  • Add two and one-half cups of Bisquick and continue mixing until well incorporated.
  • Stir in one-half cup of walnuts.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for forty-five minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • To prepare the frosting, place two blocks of cream cheese, one cup of icing sugar, and one-half cup of maple syrup in a large mixing bowl. Whip until smooth using an electric hand mixer. Spread over the date nut bread, or frost slices individually as desired.