Classic Date And Nut Loaf
|Boiling water||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Dates||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), chopped|
|Sugar||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Baking soda||2 Teaspoon|
|Melted butter||1 Tablespoon|
|Flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Walnuts||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
In large bowl, pour boiling water over dates.
Let stand 5 to 10 minutes.
Stir in sugar, egg, baking soda, salt, vanilla, and butter.
In small bowl, mix flour with nuts; stir into date mixture.
Pour into two greased 1 -lb.coffee cans or one 8-cup mold.
Cover with foil and tie.
Place cans or mold on rack in slow-cooking pot.
Pour 2 cups hot water around cans.
Cover pot and cook on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until done.
Remove from pot.
Let bread stand in coffee cans 10 minutes; turn out onto cooling rack.
Slice and spread with butter, cream cheese, or peanut butter.