Date Nut Loaf
|Dates||2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped|
|Walnuts||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|Vegetable shortening||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Brown sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Sifted flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
In large mixer bowl, combine dates, nuts, and vegetable shortening.
Pour in 1 cup boiling water; beat until vegetable shortening breaks into small lumps.
Cool to lukewarm, about 15 minutes.
Add sugar, vanilla, and egg; mix well.
Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; add to date mixture and beat well.
Pour into 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour.
Cool thoroughly before slicing.