An Old-fashioned Date Nut Bread


| 1/7/2014 8:35:00 AM


On a cold winter day nothing beats a good book and the promise of something delicious baking in the oven. Last week when the blizzard hit us I couldn’t resist making a sweet bread using an old-fashioned recipe.

Since my mom let me borrow Grandma’s recipe files I’ve enjoyed reading through her recipes and picking out ones to try. Mom also loaned me a copy of 200 Years of Favorite Recipes from Delaware County, published by the local senior council in 1990. Lately I’ve been comparing Grandma’s recipes to the ones I’ve found in this book.

A generous neighbor gave us a bag of Valencia oranges just after Christmas so I thought I’d try to find a way to use a few. I found a recipe for “Meredith Inn Orange Date Bread” in the 200 Years… cookbook.

Meredith Inn Orange Date Bread

The Meredith Inn burned down more than 60 years ago but its recipes live on. This particular recipe originally appeared in Adventures in Good Cooking, published in 1939. Grandma had a very similar recipe (she called it a receipt) for “Date and Nut Bread.” The only real difference is the orange juice/rind and Grandma’s recipe had no added fat while the Inn used 2 tablespoons butter.



Grandma's recipe



Subscribe today

Capper's FarmerWant to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer — the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at Grit.com — updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more. Subscribe today and discover the joys of homemade living and homesteading insight — with a dash of modern living — that makes up the new Capper’s Farmer.

Save Even More Money with our automatic renewal savings plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $6 and get 4 issues of Capper's Farmer for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $22.95 for a one year subscription!




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds