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
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
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.
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