Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Date and Walnut Quick Bread

From Arabic Bites

1 cup white flour.
3\4 teaspoon baking powder.
1\4 teaspoon baking soda.
1\2 teaspoon ground cardamom.
3\4 cup dried dates.
1\3 cup hot water.
1\2 cup butter.
1\2 cup brown sugar.
1 teaspoon vanilla.
4 eggs.
1 teaspoon salt.
1 cup Chopped walnut.
1/2 cup fresh dates, chopped. (Optional)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds.

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) In a small bowel mix together:1\3 cup hot boiling water + 3\4 cup dried dates. (let it cool before use it).


3)In the bowl of an electric mixer cream together butter and sugars for 2 minutes. Add eggs mixing well, Reduce speed to low and add dates mix, dry ingredients, vanilla, fresh dates and Chopped walnut; mix until well combined.
4) Pour the batter into the prepared (9 inch pan), and smooth the top. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds
5) Bake for 20-25 minutes.

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