Chocolate Date Nut Bread
|Unsweetened chocolate square||2 Ounce (2 X 1 Ounce Squares)|
|Hot water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped dates||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped pecans/Chopped walnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
Combine chocolate and water in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil.
Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts.
Stir in dates, pecans, and soda; cool.
Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well.
Add egg, and beat well.
Combine flour and salt add to creamed mixture alternately with chocolate mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Stir in vanilla.
Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 28 ounce fruit cans.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in cans 10 minutes; remove from cans, and cool completely.