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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Marilyn from NY

    I saw those dates and it reminded me of the date and nut bread my Mom use to make. She did it usually at Thanksgiving and Christmas. She would make banana nut bread and date and nut bread. My Mom is gone now but seeing the dates brought the memories back. Thanks Kevin, Marilyn

  2. Marilyn from NY

    I re-read what you wrote asking where you bought dates. We have them at our local grocery store around Thanksgiving and Christmas Time. One of the grocery stores a couple of towns over has them all year round. Neither of the stores are Amish stories.

  3. SueAnn

    Dates…for special holidays usually, Christmas for sure…New Year’s, and Easter, are a very old German “thing”-in puddings, breads, specialty breads…so…for her to have this pudding..is not so unusual….if she had ever been around any old Germans…amish or not. They are easily found at any grocery store..they freeze well..so when they are on sale…I stock up…always use the chopped dates…for most baking….whole dates for puddings…We always keep dates for special….the flavor is so indicitive of a special time.


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