Cinnamon Date Nut Holiday Bread
Source of Recipe
Master Chef Don's 2008 Collection
Yield: 2 Loaves
Notes: *To measure flour, spoon into dry measure and level off.
Categories: Appetizers/ Snacks, Holiday, Sweet Breads and Coffee Cakes, Yeast Bread
Recipe Link: RecipeCircus.com/recipes/MasterChefDon
List of Ingredients
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour* (3 1/4 to 3 3/4 cups)
1/3 cup sugar
1 package Fleischmann's® Rapid Rise Yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup half-and-half
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup water
1 cup imported chopped or snipped pitted dates
1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
4 tablespoons milk
1. In large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt. Heat milk, butter and water until very warm (120º to 130ºF); stir into dry ingredients. Stir in eggs, dates, nuts and enough remaining flour to make stiff batter. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
2. Prepare Cinnamon Filling: In small bowl, combine sugar and ground cinnamon.
3. Generously grease two 13- to 16-ounce coffee cans. Beginning with batter, alternately spoon heaping tablespoons of batter and scant teaspoons of Cinnamon Filling into cans, dividing evenly. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until batter rises to within 1/2-inch of rim, about 30 to 45 minutes.
4. Bake on lowest oven rack at 350ºF for 40 to 45 minutes or until done. Cool in cans on wire rack 5 minutes; remove from cans to wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with Frosting.
Frosting: In small bowl, combine sifted powdered sugar and 3 to 4 teaspoons milk; stir until smooth.