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Date Nut Bread Recipe with Jujube (Chinese red Date)


Date Nut Bread Recipe with Jujube (Chinese red Date)


  • 1 ½ cup dried Jujubes Red Chinese dates
  • ½ cup Papa Paulo Port
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 1 Tbsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped pecans optional
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup MH orange Muscat Mistella
  • Juice and zest of one orange


  1. Soak dates in port while soda/water comes to boil.
  2. Combine baking soda and water bring to a boil, rehydrate dates in soda water for 30 minutes
  3. Cream the butter and sugar, add eggs/vanilla/drained Jujubes/nuts/ wine /zest and juice/flour and salt. Mix until batter just comes together
  4. Divide into two oiled and floured loaf pans (or 4 mini loaves)
  5. Bake at 330 degrees for 1 hour till a dry clean toothpick inserted comes out clean when inserted into center
  6. Cool for 5 minutes and then turn out of pans to cool on rack.

Recipe Notes

Note: This recipe makes a dense bread - delicious toasted with butter and served with fig jam.


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