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This recipe for Date Bread, by Grandma D, is from The Thomas Family Cookbook,
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1/2 C. hot water 1C. dates diced 1 egg 1 1/4C. sugar 1Tbsp. melted shortening 1C. chopped nuts 2 1/4C. flour 2 tsp. soda 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp.salt
Pour hot water over dates while preparing ingredients. Beat egg well and gradually add sugar. Add dates. Stir in dry ingredients. Add melted shortening and nuts. Batter will be thin. Pour into greased pan(s). Bake at 350º 60 -75 min. Makes 2 small or 1 large pan.
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