Date Nut Loaf
|Dates||2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Boiling water||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Egg||1 , beaten|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)|
|Walnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
Combine dates and baking soda; cover with boiling water, and let stand until cool.
Cream sugar and shortening together, add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
Add cooled date mixture, flour, walnuts and salt; stir until just combined.
Do not beat.
Scrape mixture into greased 9" x 5" 3" loaf pan, and bake at 350°F; 60 to 70 minutes.
Makes 1 loaf.