Date Nut Bread


Make your own date nut bread, made with fresh dates, yeast and yogurt. Lovely with a layer of salted butter or to serve with a cheese platter.

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Date nut bread
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-11-05, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 45 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 23-02-2021

45 minutes 6 people Side dishes
Date nut bread


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  • 200 ml lukewarm water
  • 100 gram almonds
  • 125 gram dates
  • 50 gram plain yogurt
  • 1 sachet of instant yeast (7 gram)
  • pinch of salt
  • 150 gram all-purpose flour
  • 250 gram wheat flour
Date nut bread ingredients
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • standmixer or knead the dough by hand
  • large bowl
  • warm damp kitchen towel
  • oven
  • oven tray lined with parchment paper

Date Nut Bread

45 minutes 6 people Side dishes

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Preparation -- 10 minutes + waiting time

Combine lukewarm water with the yeast and mix it well. Let it rest for about 5 to 10 minutes until the mixture becomes foamy. Combine wheat and all-purpose flour with a pinch of salt.

If needed, remove the pits from the dates. Roughly chop the dates and almonds.  

Date nut bread steps
Date nut bread preparation steps

Knead the dough with a standmixer or by hand. Slowly add the yeast mixture to the flour. Then also add the yogurt, chopped almonds and dates.

Knead until you've reached a dough-ball and add it to a large bowl. Cover the dough-ball with the damp warm towel and set on a warm place to rise for about an hour.  

Date nut bread
Date nut bread

Finishing the date nut bread -- 30 minutes + waiting time

Shortly knead the dough ball again and shape it into a ball. Place the ball onto the baking tray with parchment paper. Cover with the warm towel and let it rise for another half an hour.  

Meanwhile pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius or 350 degrees fahrenheit. Slightly incise the bread any shape you like. Bake the bread in about half an hour. If your bread starts to color but isn't ready yet, you can cover the bread with tin foil during baking.

You can check if the bread is done by tapping it, the bread should sound hollow. Enjoy this lovely bread with a layer of salted butter, or with a cheese platter. Enjoy!

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