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Chocolate Date Loaf

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Ingredients
  Dates 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Boiling water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Semisweet chocolate chips 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), melted
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted
  All purpose flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Grease a 9x5x3 inch (23 x 12 x 7 cm) loaf pan.
2) In a small bowl, place dates, and soda and pour boiling water over them.
3) Mix thoroughly and let them cool.

MAKING
2) In a bowl, beat egg lightly.
3) Add sugar, vanilla and salt, beating well until smooth.
4) In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips, keep stirring.
5) Add melted chips into egg batter.
6) Add cooled date mixture and blend thoroughly.
5) In second bowl, stir flour, nuts and baking powder.
6) Add to the batter and stirring just to moisten.
7) Transfer the batter to greased loaf pan and let stand for 20 minutes.
8) Bake the bread at 350°F (180°C) in oven for about 1 hour until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
9) Let the loaf stand for 10minutes.
10) Remove from pan and place on cake rack to cool.
11) Wrap to store.

SERVING
12) Next day slice the loaf in desired size and serve with tea or coffee.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Date
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
85 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes

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