1½C. Dates, pitted (coarsely chopped)
½ T. Baking soda
1C. Boiling water
½ C. Walnuts (roasted & chopped)
2C. All – purpose flour
½ C. Brown sugar (little crushed)
1½ T. Baking powder
½ T. Salt
½ T. Ground cinnamon
½ C. Butter, cold & unsalted (diced)
1 Egg, at room temperature
1T. Vanilla extract
Start with combining the chopped dates with the baking soda and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over the dates, stir, and leave aside to cool for around 30 minutes.
Now take another bowl and place the flour, sugar, baking powder, ¼T salt and ground cinnamon. Mix it well and then add the butter. Continue mixing until done properly.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg with the vanilla extract.
Add the beaten egg mixture and the cooled dates (along with the water) to the flour mixture and stir to combine.
Place the batter into your prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top with the back of a spoon. Bake in a pre heated oven for about 55 to65 minutes at 180 degree C or until the bread is golden brown and set, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out just clean.
Place on a wire rack to cool and serve as u like.