banana-date bread with cardamom icing

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For all my Indian readers and followers, you will be able to relate to this post. For some reason, most Indians {especially the women} have this utter fondness for dried dates and figs. My mother is one in that line as well. She often finds recipes that include raisins or any other dried fruit and replaces it with dried dates or figs. A personal favorite is cinnamon-raisin date cookies. And so in leu of nuts, I thought I would go with dates: a sweeter, softer alternative. And quite a nutty contrast with the cardamom in the icing.

Mummy, this one is for you!

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