Best: orange date loaf

Yield: 1 Loaf

Measure Ingredient
5½ cup All-purpose flour
2¼ cup Whole wheat flour
2½ cup Natural bran
1¾ cup Skim milk powder
1½ cup Granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Baking powder
2 teaspoons Salt
3 cups Best: Basic Muffin Mix
½ teaspoon Baking soda
1 cup Dates, chopped
2 teaspoons Orange rind, coarsely chop
1 cup Orange juice
⅓ cup Vegetable oil
2 \N Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla
4 \N Dates, quarter lengthwise



Best: Basic Muffin Mix:

In large bowl, stir together all-purpose and whole wheat flours, bran, milk powder, sugar, baking powder and salt until combined.

[for storage: transfer to airtight container; store in cool, dry place. Stir well before using.] Orange Date Loaf:

In large bowl, stir Best: Basic Muffin Mix with baking soda. In separate bowl, whisk together chopped dates, orange rind and juice, oil, eggs and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

Pour into greased 8x4-inch loaf pan; arrange quartered dates in line lengthwise on top. Bake in 350F 180C oven for 55 minutes or until tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes; remove loaf to rack and let cool completely. Makes 1 loaf, 16 slices.

Source: Canadian Living magazine, Oct 94 Presented in article by Elizabeth Baird: "Baking Up The Best" Recipe by Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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