"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
This recipe for Date Nut Bread, by LaGene Webb, is from Hanigan Taste of Home,
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1 c dates 1 c boiling water 2 tbsp shortening 1 egg 2 c flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp soda 1 c sugar 1/2 c nuts
Pour boiling water over dates and let set until cool. Beat together sugar, shortening, and egg. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and soda and add to sugar mixture. Stir in vanilla, chopped nuts, and date mixture. Pour into greased bread pan and bake in oven at 350º for one hour.
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