Whole Wheat Date Bread
|Dates||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), pitted and sliced|
|Boiling water||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Shortening||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sifted flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Whole wheat flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped walnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Pour boiling water over dates; set aside to cool.
Cream shortening and sugar together; add egg and beat until light and fluffy.
Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together.
Stir in whole wheat flour and nuts.
Stir date mixture into creamed mixture; add flour mixture in fourths mixing until blended after each addition.
Do not over beat.
Bake in a greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until done.