Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chocolate Chip Date Nut Spice Loaf Recipe

Here's one  that's great for gift giving anytime! Lovely flavors to kick off the holiday spirit!




1 cup chopped, pitted dates
1/2 cup Kahlua
(Combine the Kahlua and dates and let seep into the dates for around two hours. (I love to do that overnight!)
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons sweet butter, softened
1 extra large egg
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon orange rind
2/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips

In a medium size bowl measure sugar, butter, and blend with egg together. Pour in the Kahlua and dates. Add the cinnamon and orange rind, flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the  pecans and dark chocolate chunks.
Put batter in butter greased loaf pans and flour.
Bake  @ 350 degrees until middle is clean when tested with a toothpick, it could take up to an hour.
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