All purpose flour – 2 cups
Instant dry yeast – 1 + 1/2 tsp
Chopped pitted dates – 1/2 cup
Unsalted butter – 2 tbsp
Brown sugar – 2 tbsp
Salt – 3/4 tsp
Hot milk – 1/2 cup
Cooking spray or oil to grease the pan – 1 tsp
1) Combine dates, butter, brown sugar, salt and hot milk in a bowl. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Let mixture cool to lukewarm.
2) Add in flour and yeast powder in a mixing bowl and mix it well. make a well in between and pour the lukewarm milk-sugar mixture and start kneading into soft dough.
3) Flour lightly your working board or kitchen platform and knead by hand for about 7-8 minutes.
4) Transfer the dough onto a greased bowl and cover it. Keep it in a warm place for 1+1/2 to 2 hours. I placed it inside my oven itself.
5) The dough would have risen and doubled by size. Punch the dough down and knead it and shape into a loaf shape and slide into greased loaf pan. Let it sit for 45 minutes so that the dough rises again.
6) Towards the end of raising time, preheat oven at 180 degree Celsius.
Bake for 25-30 minutes at the same temperature until golden brown. Let it cool down and transfer onto rack to cool down completely.
Tips: I have used Instant dry yeast. Always test the yeast before. Add 1 tsp yeast in little lukewarm water and 1 tsp sugar and mix it. Leave it aside for 5 minutes. You will see it frothing or bubbles on top if the yeast is active. If it doesn’t froth, that means the yeast is not active and you cannot use it.
Looks and tasted fantastic …
Bismah Abdelgawad says
This bread looks delicious! I am very fond of home baked bread. I also love dates so I will have to give this a try!
MonuTeena RecipesPassion says
the bread looks amazing nice work priya dear.. adding dates is a best idea for your boy too . healthy way
HADIA ZEBIB says
This sounds so good Priya
Rafeeda AR says
wow this looks really good! I too have a bread crazy family but yet to make it at home… gotto try…
Bread looks perfectly baked.. Yeah nothing compared to fresh home baked breads..
Magical Mystical MiMi says
You had me at dates! I love any kind of bread with dates in it. I'm bookmarking this page because I see many loaves of this bread being baked up here on the mountain. It sounds and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing! – Stopping by from "COBS." – Happy Wednesday!
Looks like a yummy bread, I have never tried a date bread before. I love baking breads though so I will have to try this 🙂
Nathaniel Kidd says
This bread looks yummy. I need to bet someone to make me some of this 🙂
Sony P says
Home made bread is bread is better……. Healthy bread!!
Treat and Trick says
Thanks for trying out my recipe. So glad it turned fabulous!
Annemarie Leblanc says
Wow, there's really nothing like home made fresh bread.
Danielle G says
Its true. Home made bread (especially for your children) is fantastic. Its such a heart warming experience. I love to have my son get his fingers in the dough, help me round it out, and braid it (since we make Challah). Besides it tasting amazing, its such a great bonding experience. Thank you Priya, for reminding us of how cooking gives us another gateway of how to love each other in a deeper way.
Liz Chapman says
Eggless bread, so very interesting! Thank you for sharing, pinning!
Victoria Brown says
This looks great! Ive always wanted to try to make bread but i end up too scared that its going to come out wrong. This seems like a pretty good recipe to try!
Eliza Lincy says
Bread looks absolutely nice priya. U easliy Made it like professionals.
I have never made homemade bread but this looks delicious!
Radhika Subramanian says
I have lots of dates sitting in the fridge. lemme try it out. looks fantastic.
Katrina Gehman says
sounds interesting. i have never had bread with dates in it but i'm willing to try it 🙂
nandoos Kitchen says
looks tooo good..
Maha Gadde says
yeast always disappoints me…bread looks helathy n soft
Rama Ananth says
I will try it, for i am a vegetarian, and lately I am drawn towards veganism, and was wondering what i can add instead of milk, maybe soya milk would do the trick. What do you say?
And how about some whole wheat flour instead of regular flour?
You can add soya milk instead of milk though I have never tried with soya milk. Wheat flour breads proportions will vary and you will need to add more milk and butter if you decide to bake with wheat flour.
HADIA ZEBIB says
Will definitely be on my to do list! The date bread looks fabulous, and I am sure it tastes just as it looks!