Chocolate Date Nut Bread
|Boiling water||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Sliced pitted dates||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Semisweet chocolate pieces||6 Ounce (1 Package)|
|Milk||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Walnuts||4 Ounce, coarsely chopped (1 Can)|
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9" by 5" loaf pan. In small bowl, pour boiling water over dates; set aside. In heavy 1-quart saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate with butter or margarine. In small bowl, beat egg with milk and vanilla just until mixed.
2. In large bowl, mix flour and remaining ingredients; add dates and liquid, chocolate and milk mixtures; mix just until blended. Spoon batter evenly into loaf pan.
3. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and finish cooling on wire rack.