Bran Date Bread

Course : Breads
Serves: 12
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1 1/4 cups unbleached flour -- sifted
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1 cup all bran
2 large eggs -- beaten
3/4 cup firmly packed. brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup active sourdough starter
1 cup finely chopped pitted dates
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel -- (zestonly)
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preparation / Directions:

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 3/4 cu buttermilk, 2 beaten eggs, 1/4 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.


Nutritional Information:

93 Calories (kcal); 5g Total Fat; (50% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 31mg Cholesterol; 248mg Sodium

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