Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Date (Nut) Loaf (TWD)

I can't believe it's been two weeks since I last posted! Where does the time go? I really need to get better about posting, especially since I have some great good eats to post about!

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet: Date-Nut Loaf. I love dates, but I'm not so keen on nuts so my cake was a Date Loaf sans nuts.  The recipe was straightforward and easy.  While I was creaming the butter, cream cheese, and sugar together, I chopped the dates up.  After that, it was just a few more minutes to add in the eggs, extracts, and dry ingredients.  My loaf was done baking about 10 minutes early, so I was glad I checked on it, because it was just a tad on the dry side as it is.

Thanks Mary, for hosting this week.  I just finished baking the loaf today and I've only had a few bites so far, because I wanted to wrap the loaf and lets the flavors "ripen" overnight, as Dorie suggests.  The dates were delicious in this loaf, and I imagine dried apricots would be quite nice, too.  I'll have to report back later on the final verdict after I try it again tomorrow!

If you would like the recipe, you can find it here. Make sure you check out the TWD Blogroll, to see how everyone else enjoyed this sweet treat! Also don't forget to enter my giveaway here before it ends on June 24th.

* Recipe notes - 
- I checked my loaf and it was done 10 minutes early, though next time I'll probably start checking it 20 minutes out to make sure the loaf doesn't dry out.


  1. Jaime, your loaf looks gorgeous! Will be interested to see what you think of the flavor after it sits for a bit....let us know! Hope your summer is off to a great start!

  2. I love dates too and I'm sure this would be great without nuts. I baked mine the full time and mine wasn't dry. I wonder what made the difference?

  3. I hope you like it even more after it rests for a day! Thanks so much for baking along with me this week.