Date Nut Loaf
|All-purpose flour||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), unsifted|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|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)|
|Hot water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
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.