Preheat oven to 300º
Grease and flour a 7 x 11 pan
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together.
Mix eggs with milk and rum.
Put on-fourth of the dates and nuts in a bowl.
Sprinkle with some of the flour mixture and blend.
Add a small amount of the egg mixture.
Repeat process, gradually adding flour and egg mixture, mixing well after each addition.
Spoon into pan and bake until firm and lightly brown.
(No time estimate given)
Do not bake long enough for a crust to form on top.
While still warm,cut into squares and roll them between hands to form balls.
Serve plain or with whipped cream.
Can be stored in containers for two weeks or more.
If they seem too sticky, roll in sugar.
If they dry out, roll in rum and let stand a few minutes.