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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Eggless Walnut and Dates Bread

Alright, then another week has started and with that countdown to Christmas has also started.Soon another splendid year will be saying adieu to all of us.
All shopping malls and grocery shops are well decked up with huge shinning and glittering green Christmas trees, reindeers and cut outs of huge Santa. Where ever you go now , you hear “Silent night, Holy night” or “All I want this Christmas” or “Santa Baby” or “Santa Claus is coming to town” ..Well my list will go on. Love the warmth of festivity and color.
Last time when it snowed here, they were back to our neighborhood, searching for food. And whenever I see them, I always try to click-click. Imagine if we can decode their code words while conversing with each others. These seagulls would have said something like this...

















Now if you have enjoyed their little chit-chat, shall we now move towards recipe of the post.

With Christmas near, thought of using my hibernating oven to good use. Well, made these eggless dates walnut bread. This is an excellent breakfast bread recipe.
I have been thinking to do some eggless baking, but was little skeptical of trying it out. This eggless bread recipe is more of an evolved form of recipe for eggless date’s cake recipe. As the texture it turned out was much of bread than of the cake. So, I just thought it’s better to name it bread than cake .This bread is very sweet and moist.
If you have forgotten to purchase bread from supermarket on Sunday grocery shopping or were lazy enough to go out like me. And then wondering what your folks will eat for breakfast the next morning, don’t panic. Just start preparing it right away. Dates are available here plenty these days.
Soak up some dates in warm milk and make a pulp. This will give the required moistness and volume to the bread.




Now to the recipe
Eggless Walnut Dates bread

Recipe requirements
15-20 dates
1 cup of warm milk
½ cup of sugar
1 ½ cup of flour/Maida
5-7 tbs of cooking oil/vegetable oil/canola oil
¾ tsp of baking powder
½ tsp of baking soda
1 ½ cup of chopped walnuts








Method
Warm about 1 cup of milk in a milk pot or M/W for 2 mints at high.
Then wash the dates well. And soak them in warm milk for about 2-3 hrs.It would be better if dates are pitted. Then make a smooth pulp in a food processor.
Now mix in with sugar and oil. And process it well in food processor.
Mix in dry ingredients like –flour, baking soda, baking powder in big mixing bowl.
Slowly start mixing the dates+sugar+oil puree with the dry ingredients.
Fold in toasted walnut pieces.
If you wish you may add some sultanas or raisins also.
Preheat an oven at 180 deg C.
Prepare a loaf tin, and then pour the batter for bread.
Bake for about 40-45 mints at 180 deg C (fan assisted oven) or till a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the loaf.
Enjoy with a cup of coffee or have it with honey or ice-cream or pudding.

This is going to Asankhana for It's Time Jingle again-Christmas event 2010.Visit here for more details- Click Here

Happy Cooking Friends

13 comments:

  1. Dats awesome...the picture story and the bread recipe...great going dear.
    Biny

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  2. Biny,
    That was soo fast :-) and thanks for coming by..hugs and smiles

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  3. beautiful pictures Jaya. the bread looks amazing. i first thought it to be a yeasted one. great texture.

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  4. Bread looks extremely fabulous..awesome..

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  5. truly enjoyed the pics of seagull,..and the bread looks yum and perfect for the season,..thanks a ton for sending this for the event,.;-)

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  6. Ekta slice edike pass koro toh Jaya ... ki shundor dekhte hoyeche! Perfect baking! :-)

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  7. I still hav enot done by christmas gift shopping, indeed days are just flying.
    Beautiful looking loaf.

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  8. Sayantani,
    No, I was pleasently surprised by the texture of the bread, reminded more of whole-meal bread available here..thanks for coming..

    Priya thank you ..hugs

    Priyanka,
    Ok I finally managed to come to your name..pleasure is all mine :-)..

    Sharmila,
    hain nischoyi :-)..

    Happy,
    I am kind of really getting into the mood of buying these small cute gifts red , green and white ..small snowman etc..well you know what I mean ,right? thanks for coming ..

    Thanks all for coming here
    hugs and smiles

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  9. That looks awesome..love the texture,superb

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  10. Hello, Jaya! Looks like I'm missing the fiction event deadline this time too, I was away. The bread sounds interesting and looks moist.

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  11. I made this walnut and date bread this weekend and I must say I am surprised by how much I like it. Didn't miss the eggs at all. But the real star for me were the dates. Thanks for this recipe. I am now inspired to try other bread recipes with milk and dates, cuts down on both the eggs and portion of granulated sugar.

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  12. TD,
    yeah, You are right there we dont miss egg in this bread..I am so glad you liked it a lot:-)..thanks for mentioning here ..hugs and smiles

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