Bran Date Bread
|Baking soda||2 Teaspoon|
|Dates||8 Ounce, cut up (1 Package)|
|Boiling water||1 2⁄3 Cup (26.67 tbs)|
|Margarine||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Eggs||2 , beaten|
|Sourdough starter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|All purpose unbleached white flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Whole wheat flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Unprocessed wheat bran||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Wheat germ||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Sliced almonds||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
Mix baking soda and dates.
Pour boiling water over; let stand until cool.
Cream margarine and sugar.
Add eggs; beat until smooth.
Combine Sourdough Starter and date mixture.
Combine flours, wheat bran, and wheat germ.
Add dates and flour mixture alternately to creamed mixture; mix well after each addition.
Fold in nuts.
Pour batter into well-greased and floured small loaf pans.
Bake at 375 °F 10 minutes.
Lower temperature to 350°F; bake 50 minutes or until done.
Remove bread from oven.
Let stand 10 minutes before removing from pans.