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Date and Nut Bread Recipe

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Mary Hudson ( Mom)
Added: Saturday, September 20, 2008


4 cups cut up dates
2 cups broken nuts
2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 tsps. baking soda

Put your kettle on to boil, and set yor oven at 350. Now grease 4 small bread pans and flour them evenly.
Cut or chop dates into small pieces and break up the nuts by hand in not too small pieces. Pour 2 cups boiling water over date and nut mixture and let them stand while you mix up the batter.
Work or cream shortening in a bowl, then add the sugar gradually, working it in until the mixture is light and smooth. Sift flour and salt together twice.
Break eggs one at a time into the sugar-shortening mixture and beat hard after each addition. Add baking soda to dates and nuts and stir flour and fruit mixture alternately into creamed batter. Stir gently; mix quickly.
Now stir in 2/3 c water, pour into pans and bake 45 minutes or until a tooth pick tested in center of loaf comes out dry. Turn out of pans and cool.




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