"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
1 package dates 2 cups pecans 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup canned mil 1/4 pound butter
Cook milk, sugar and butter until soft ball forms in water. Have stones removed from dates, then add to mixture. Heat until melted and add nuts. Roll loaf in damp cloth. When cold remove cloth.
This was a recipe that was Mother's and my grandmother's as well. I think Florence made this also at Christmastime. It was kept in the refrigerator. All of us make this candy at Christmastime. Daddy particularly liked this treat. Recipe note included: if preparing for Christmas, keep in candy box. Moisten with damp cloth from time to time.
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