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Date Nut Loaf

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Ingredients
  All-purpose flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), unsifted
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Soda 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pitted dates 8 Ounce, chopped (1 Package)
  Golden raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
Directions

In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, soda, sugar, salt, cinnamon, dates, raisins, and walnuts until thoroughly blended.
In a separate bowl, stir together butter, vanilla, and hot water until butter is melted; then stir in egg.
Pour butter mixture into dry ingredients and stir just until well blended.
Pour batter into a greased 4 1/2 by 8 1/2-inch loaf pan.
Bake in a 325° oven for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until bread begins to pull away from sides of pan and a wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean.
(Or bake 1 hour in a 9 by 5-inch pan, or 45 minutes in 2 pans, each 3 3/8 by 7 3/8 inches.) Let cool in pan for 10 minutes; then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Ingredient: 
Nut

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