Monday, February 4, 2008

Dates Almond Bread



You will need:

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • ½ cup bread flour(can substitute with all-purpose/maida flour too)
  • ½ cup chopped nuts(Almonds)
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • ½ cup sugar(can increase for more sweetness)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg(can add 1 more egg)
  • ¼ cup olive oil/butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk(optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup water
Step 1:
Preheat the oven to 350F.

Chop the pitted dates and keep it aside in a bowl. Boil 1 cup of water. After it becomes hot just switch off the heat and pour that hot water into the chopped dates. Let it cool for 15 mins.



Step 2:

Preparing wet ingredients:

In a mixing bowl mix together egg, sugar, vanilla extract and oil until it becomes fluffy.

Step 3:

Preparing Dry ingredients:

In another bowl sieve together the wheat flour, bread flour, baking soda and baking powder.

Step 4:

Now mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredient using a spatula. Add the dates along with the water to this and mix it using the spatula to get the perfect bread dough.Don't over mix it.

Hint:

If you are using buttermilk add at this stage.

Step 5:

Mix in the chopped nuts.

Step 6:

Grease the loaf pan with butter. Pour the above mixture into the loaf ban and bake it for 40 to 50 mins in the preheated oven.

You date almond bread is now ready!! Enjoy!!!

Note:

Instead of wheat flour you can make this with All purpose flour/ bread flour/maida too. Buttermilk is purely optional. It taste good even without that.
In this recipe i used "Golden Temple" (Durum Atta flour)

10 comments:

mullaimadavan said...

Crowning you "Baking Queen". Nice healthy recipe Viji..., wish I could grab a small piece from that.

Vijitha said...

Mullai when are you planning to visit NY. So that i can give u my baking dishes and i can taste your spice specials!!!Thanks for your comments Mullai.I still have lot more experimentations to do!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Intha rate illa cake ellam post pannirathuna send me some too by post ok.. will send my postal add to u soon.. he he.. its me manoo

Anonymous said...

vijitha,i would like to give u a suggetion,why don't u discribe the content of evry recep u made, i mean u can a give a note for the richness in the food u made,ie:u can give the percentage of vitamins, carbohydrates,iron,minerals ect..
so that it gives the importance of ur food u made.
and one more viji.. u add some recps of ice- creams,starters like soup varitie too.just include to ur blog.

Vijitha said...

Hey Manoo.. Healthy recipes ma.. I want you to gain some weight.. So eat lots of butter!!!

Vijitha said...

Hi Anonymous.. Thanks for ur comments. Regarding the description i really dont know how to find out that. May be i'll do some research on this. Thanks for that good guggestion. And about icecreams i have tried it few months back and i dint take any pic at that time. Will surely do it sometime soon. Regarding soups i'm not soup fan .. once in a while i'll make it. Will upload the recipes soon. Thanks for ur concern and i'll glad to know you name.

susan said...

hey vijitha it was me susan send u the suggetions yesterday, unfortunatly i's unable to click the identity,hope u'll upload some varieties of ice-creams&soups,regarding calories, u can find it.

Vijitha said...

Ok Susan. Thanks for your suggestions.Will try to do that!!!

Manoo said...

Athu eno theriyala... Fat foods taste AWESOME... i eat butter, cheese, eggs (plural), milk everyday... amma always shout at me to not take fat food.. enna panna.. athu thana tasty aga iruku... i am saving all recipes no.. will go back home & bug my mom... he he.. take care.. me to wish tat i could grab a piece frm the pic.....

Vijitha said...

Manoo.. This bread is not fat ma. It doesn't have butter and also very less egg. So its good for health too and less calories and more fiber since its made with wheat flour..I know fat food always taste better.