Cookalong - #38 - Dates

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Lorijean44 has picked dates for our final Cookalong of the year.

Good timing, I know I use more dates during the Holidays than the rest of the year. I picked up three boxes the other day and when I got home and was putting them away, I found four boxes that I had already stashed.

So bring on the date recipes, I've got an overload.

Our next Cookalong will be in 2011!

Nancy

Here is a link that might be useful: Cookalong #37 --------BUTTER!

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Posted by lorijean44 (My Page) on Thu, Dec 9, 10 at 17:12

Mmmmmm. Dates - I love them. I just picked up the freshest dates I've ever tasted at Sprouts. If you have a Sprouts store near you, run and pick some up! :)

Date-Nut Bread

1-1/2 cups chopped dates 1-1/2 cups boiling water 1 tablespoon shortening 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 2-1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (I use either pecans or walnuts)

In a small bowl, pour the boiling water over the dates and let cool.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a standard loaf pan (or 3 mini loaf pans).

Mix shortening, brown sugar, and eggs. Add cooled date mixture.

Combine flour, salt and baking soda, and stir into date mixture. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan(s). Bake standard-sized loaf for 60 - 70 minutes, mini loaves for about 40 - 45 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

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Date-Nut Balls

1/2 cup butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1-1/2 cups chopped dates 1-1/2 cups chopped nuts 2 cups Rice Krispies cereal shredded coconut

Combine butter, sugar and egg into a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in dates, nuts, and cereal. Form into balls, squeezing mixture together. Roll in coconut.

Lori

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Posted by lindac (My Page) on Thu, Dec 9, 10 at 17:32

I have about 3/4 of a cup of very ordinary dates to use up...I'll be watching this thread...oh yes and a cup or more of brazil nuts...

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Posted by fori (My Page) on Thu, Dec 9, 10 at 17:55

Fruitcake!

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Posted by velamina (My Page) on Thu, Dec 9, 10 at 17:57

You've all been a big help and I thought I'd contribute with a recipe from my Christmas cookie box; they've been a favorite for years.

Anise-Scented Fig and Date Swirls from Gourmet/September 1996 and...

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