Aunt May's Walnut Date Loaf

— Chef's Note —

"You know, I'm having a hard time believing she's someone's aunt." - Tony Stark

This walnut date loaf is so soft and flavorful. Delicious hot from the oven, and even better the next day. If you're not a fan of rum, you can substitute coffee or water for the Kahlúa.

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How to Make Walnut Date Loaf

— Ingredients —

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup Kahlúa
2 1/4 cups dates
1/4 cup butter
1.5 cups flour
baking powder
1 tsp baking powder
baking soda
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup walnuts
(plus extra)
(see below)

— Instructions —

  1. Bring water and Kahlúa to a boil in a small saucepan. Meanwhile, chop the dates.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chopped dates and melted butter.
  3. Pour the Kahlúa mixture over the dates, and let stand.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
  6. Once cool, stir in brown sugar and egg. Fold in flour mixture until just blended.
  7. Stir in 1 cup of walnuts.
  8. Pour the mixture into a prepared 9x5 loaf pan. Sprinkle with streusel and additional chopped walnuts.
  9. Bake until golden brown and cooked through (about 50 minutes).

How to Make Streusel

— Ingredients —

brown sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar
white sugar
2 tbsp white sugar
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp oleo

— Instructions —

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until crumbly.

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— See Also —

The Vision's Paprikash
Aunt May's Wheatcakes

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