Bran date bread

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
1¼ cup Unbleached Flour, Sifted
1½ teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
½ cup Active Sourdough Starter
¾ cup Buttermilk or Sour Milk
1 cup Finely Chopped Pitted Dates
1 cup All Bran
1 teaspoon Grated Lemon Peel (ZestOnly)
2 eaches Large Eggs, Beaten
¼ cup Vegetable Oil
¾ cup Firmly Packed. Brown Sugar

Sift dry ingredients together. Dust dates with 1 T flour mixture, then add to the bowl. Then add the brown sugar, all bran, and grated lemon peel. Combine ¾ cu buttermilk, 2 beaten eggs, ¼ cup vegetable oil. Add all once to flour mixture with the sourdough starter, stirring until well moistened. Pour into greased or waxpaper lined loaf pan about 9 x 5-inches. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Allow to stand 10 minutes in pan and then remove from pan and cool until cold. Wrap in plastic wrap or foil and place in Refrigerator.

Use cream cheese or home made butter on this bread for an out of this world taste.

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