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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Bread of the Day...Date & Nut

Bread is a dietary staple with thousands upon thousands of variations being the most widely consumed food in the world. Different types of flour, oils, sweeteners, spices, fruits and nuts produce flavorful sweet, sometimes savory loaves of mouth-watering goodness. The aroma of fresh-baked bread is the only invitation you need to take a 'bite' right out of the oven!

September 8 is...
National Date Nut Bread Day
Grandma's Date Nut Bread Recipe

Two dates of celebration are found on the Internet for National Date Nut Bread Day. One occurs on December 22 right in the midst of Christmas celebration. The other, of course, is being celebrated on this day, September 8. Fall is already in the air so time is 'ripe' for baking a good old-fashioned bread.

A Bit of History...
A key ingredient in the date nut bread is none other than dates. The Spaniards introduced dates into Mexico and California in 1765. But, the origin of dates goes much farther back in history. Dates have been a staple food of the Middle East and the Indus Valley for thousands of years. They have been cultivated since ancient times from Mesopotamia to prehistoric Egypt, possible as early as 4000 BCE. As for bread, most historians believe leavened bread originated in Egypt, probably around 300 BC.
 ~Recipe Time~

Date Nut Bread Toasted & Buttered Recipe

 Zucchini Orange Date Nut Bread Recipe

Maple Date Nut Bread Recipe

Rather not bake a whole loaf of bread? Go for muffins instead!

Date Nut Bran Muffins Recipe

 Dates provide essential nutrients and are a very good source of dietary potassium.  In ripe dates, the sugar content is about 80% with the remainder consisting of protein, fiber and trace elements of boron, cobalt, copper, fluorine, magnesium, manganese, selenium and zinc.

So, get to work and get it made!

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