Today, September 8th, is National Date-Nut Bread Day.
A curious sounding day, but it is actually just as it sounds. A bread made with dates and nuts.
Dates are the fruit of the date palm. Date palms have been cultivated for many years, but are common in North Africa and the Middle East where they are an important crop.
Dates can be eaten fresh, and have a stone in them, but one of the most common forms seen outside of areas where date palms are cultivated is as a, pretty sticky, dried fruit.
The nuts used in the bread can vary - pick a nut you like.
Date and nut bread is a pretty easy bread to make, and is usually used as a sweet bread rather than a savoury, especially as dates contain quite a bit of sugar.
Image: By Thamizhpparithi Maari (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons