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Mom's Date Loaf

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Ingredients
  Sugar 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Flour 2 Ounce (Use 2 Heaping Tablespoons)
  Dates 14 , cut up
  Pet milk 10 Ounce (1 3/4 Small Cans, Each 6 Ounce)
  Butter stick/Oleo 1
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped pecans 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Directions

Using a heavy aluminum boiler, mix sugar, flour, dates and milk with a wooden spoon, Place on heat and cook over medium flame, stirring constantly so that the candy will not scorch.
Cook until it forms a hard ball in cold water or 265 degrees F on candy thermometer.
Remove from heat and add butter, vanilla and pecans.
Set the boiler in cold water and beat until it begins to stiffen.
Pour out on dampened cloth, cotton or linen, and shape into a loaf or roll, using the dampened towel to help shape.
Refrigerate until cool.
Wrap in waxed paper, then foil.
Serves 24 to 36.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Chilling
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Date
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
24

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