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Bread, Raisin-Nut (D)
Source: Arielle's Recipe Archives
Serves: Makes 2 loaves

2-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups sour milk
1/2 cup molasses
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel or lemon peel
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup raisins

In a large mixing bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In another mixing bowl, combine eggs, sour milk, molasses, honey, and orange or lemon peel; add to dry ingredients, stirring until well combined. Fold in chopped walnuts and raisins.

Turn batter into two greased 8"x4"x2" loaf pans. Bake in a 350°F oven about 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cover with foil the last 15-20 minutes.

Cool bread 10 minutes in pans. Remove from pans; cool thoroughly on wire racks.

To make sour milk: Place 2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar in a 2-cup glass measure. Stir in enough whole milk to make 2 cups liquid. Let stand 5 minutes.

Poster's Notes:
Dates could replace the raisins.

I found this after much searching on the Web. I do remember Thomas' Date & Nut Bread. I agree, mmmm, delicious. Can't get it in Florida either. One recipe added 2 teaspoons (or was it tablespoons?) of dark cocoa. This would make it darker that the whole wheat and might be closer to Thomas'. Others had 1/2 cup (same as molasses) of brown sugar in place of the honey. Still others used baking powder and only a small amount of baking soda. Have fun adding this to your store of Date and Nut Bread recipes.

Posted by Nana Gloria

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A