Carrot Date Nut Bread
|Sliced scraped carrots||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (About 5 Or 6)|
|Seedless orange||1 , cut into pieces|
|Buttermilk||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Light vegetable oil||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Slivered pitted dates||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Coarsely chopped walnuts||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
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°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.