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                           CARROT DATE NUT BREAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Quick bread
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -JUDI M. PHELPS
    1 1/2   c            Carrots -- peeled and sliced
                         -about 5 or 6
    1                    Orange -- remove seeds and
                         -cut in small pieces
      1/4   c            Buttermilk
    3       c            Flour
    2       ts           Baking soda
    1       t            Baking powder
    1       t            Cinnamon
      1/2   ts           Nutmeg
    1       t            Salt
    2       lg           Eggs
    1 1/4   c            Sugar
      3/4   c            Vegetable oil
    1       c            Pitted dates -- slivered
    1       c            Walnuts -- coarsely chopped
 
   Put carrots in heavy saucepan with 1 cup water and 1/2
   teaspoon each salt and sugar.  Cover and simmer until
   tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Drain, if all moisture has
   not evaporated.  Put orange, buttermilk, and carrots
   in blender.  Whirl until pureed.  You should have
   about 2 cups of puree. Sift flour with dry ingredients
   except sugar.  In mixing bowl, beat eggs and beat in
   sugar, oil and carrot puree. Stir in dry mixture and
   mix until well blended but do not beat. Stir in dates
   and nuts.  Spread in 2 greased and floured small loaf
   pans (about 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches).
   
   Bake at 350 degrees F. 45  minutes to 1 hour, or until
   pick inserted near center comes out clean.  Remove
   from pans to wire racks.  Cool overnight before
   cutting.  Makes 2 loaves.   Source:  The Zucchini and
   Carrot Book by Ruth Conrad Bateman.
   
   Judi’s Notes: One cup of sugar is sufficient for this
   bread and I like to add 2 T of Orange Marmalade to the
   batter.
   
   Shared and MM by Judi M. Phelps.
   jphelps@shell.portal.com, juphelps@delphi.com, or
   jphelps@best.com
  
 
 
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