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Orange Date And Nut Loaf

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Ingredients
  Sifted flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened to room temperature
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 4
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Finely grated orange rind 2 Tablespoon
  Buttermilk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Coarsely chopped pecans/Walnuts 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Pitted dates/1/2 cup each minced dates and sultana raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs), minced
Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Sift flour with salt and baking soda and set aside.
Cream butter until light, add sugar gradually and cream until fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Blend in vanilla and orange rind.
Add dry ingredients, about 1/3 at a time, alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry.
Stir in nuts and dates and spoon into a greased and floured 13"x9"x2" pan.
Bake about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until cake shrinks slightly from sides of pan and top is springy to the touch.
Cool cake upright in its pan on a wire rack.
Cut in squares and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Chilling
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Orange
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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