Dates bread is the easiest loaf of yeast bread you will ever bake. This recipe produces a soft crust and moist center using the most basic ingredients that can be found in most kitchens.
Instead of raisin, I had used chopped dates and this is also an egg free recipe. The dough is easy to handle and it takes about an hour and half to rise. This bread is wonderful. It smells so good while baking. The texture is perfect and just a right size for my family. It is a favorite bread for many families because it can also be eaten as healthy snack
DATES BREAD (EGGLESS)
Yield : One loaf
Adapted from here
2 C all purpose flour
1+1/2 tsp instant yeast
1/2 C chopped pitted dates
2 TB butter
2 TB brown sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 C hot milk
Combine dates, butter, brown sugar, salt and hot milk in a bowl. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Let mixture cool to lukewarm.
Stir in flour and yeast, forms into soft dough.
Knead by hand for 10 minutes on floured board.
Transfer onto greased and covered bowl, let rise until doubled about 1 1/2-2 hours.
Punch dough down, shape into a loaf and slide into loaf pan. let sit for 45 minutes. Towards the end of raising time, preheat oven @ 190C.
Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
Transfer onto rack to cool.
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