• Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  • Place the dates, sugar, salt, and butter into a bowl, and pour in the boiling water. Stir together and set aside to cool. Once cool, mix in the egg.
  • Stir the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar together in a bowl. Pour the raisin mixture over the flour mixture, and stir together until thoroughly combined. Mix in the vanilla extract and, if desired, walnuts. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven until knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely. Wrap in aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 289 | Total Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 23mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database Nutritional Information Mummy's Tea Bread Servings Per Recipe: 12 Amount Per Serving Calories: 289

  • Total Fat: 2.7g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Total Carbs: 63.8g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2.6g
  • Protein: 4g