Thursday, December 23, 2010

Edith Cowan's Date-Nut Loaf

2 c. chopped dates
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. boiling water
1/2 c. walnuts
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. shortening
1 egg, beaten

Combine dates and baking soda, cover with water and let stand until cool. Cream sugar and shortening, add egg, vanilla and beat. Add cooled date mixture, flour, walnuts and salt. Stir til combined- do not beat. Pour into loaf pan. Bake 350* for 60 minutes.

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