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Date Nut Bread

This is better the next day and even better the next week.

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  • Water
  • Shortening
  • Flour
  • 4 cups dates, cut-up
  • 2 cups nuts, chopped
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 4 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2/3 cup hot water


  1. Boil water in a kettle. Set oven at 350 degrees F. Grease 4 small (5 x 3-inch) loaf pans and flour lightly and evenly.
  2. Cut dates in half.
  3. Break nuts, but not too small.
  4. Pour 2 cups boiling water over the date and nut pieces and let stand while mixing the batter.
  5. Cream the shortening in a bowl, adding brown sugar gradually.
  6. Sift flour and salt together twice.
  7. Break eggs, one at a time, into the shortening mixture.
  8. Add baking soda to dates and nuts.
  9. Stir flour and fruit mixture alternately into creamed batter. Stir gently; mix quickly.
  10. Stir in another 2/3 cup water and fold in.
  11. Pour into pans and bake for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick tested in the center comes out clean and dry.
  12. Turn out of pans to cool.

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