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Date Nut Bread

A wonderful, very rich loaf that is moist and delicious. Keeps well if you hide it! Good toasted for breakfast also.
Prep40 Mins
Cook60 Mins
Ready100 Mins
Servings24

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps

  1. 1Combine baking soda with the boiling water. Soak the dates in the water and baking soda solution for 30 minutes.
  2. 2Cream sugar and butter together. Add eggs, vanilla, dates, nuts, flour, and salt.
  3. 3Divide batter equally between two 9 x 5 (or 8 1/2 x 4 1/2) inch greased loaf pans. Bake 1 hour at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) (or until loaf tests done). Can be frozen when cool.
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