• 8 oz. dates; finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 c. water; boiling
  • 1 3/4 c. unbleached flour, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 4 oz. Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 c. walnuts, chopped


Place the dates and butter in a small bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir the dry ingredients together in large bowl. Add the date mixture, egg, cheddar and nuts. Mix until just blended and spoon into a well greased 9 x 5 loaf pan. Let stand 20 minutes. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in a preheated oven at 325; or till wooden pick comes out clean. Turn onto wire rack and cook before slicing. (Flavor improves if wrapped and left overnight.)

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: SOAR
Submitted By: Ruth Burbage
Cheddar Date Nut Loaf