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Chocolate Date Loaf I

This is a delicious tea loaf, that cuts better the second day. Serve with a spread.
Prep15 Mins
Cook60 Mins
Ready85 Mins
Servings12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Steps

  1. 1Combine chopped dates, boiling water, and soda. Stir, and allow to cool.
  2. 2Whisk together flour, baking powder, and nuts.
  3. 3In a large mixing bowl, beat together egg, salt, sugar, and vanilla. Blend together melted chocolate and melted butter or margarine; stir into batter. Stir in date mixture. Add flour mixture, and stir to mix. Scrape into a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  4. 4Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until it tests done. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan.
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