• 1 1/2 pounds dates, chopped fine
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons salad oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 pound brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 5 cups sifted flour
  • Directions

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cover the dates with the boiling water and let stand until cool. To this date and water mixture add all reimaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into non-stick loaf pans or spray regular pans with a vegetable spray. When pouring bread mixture into pans. fill only 1/2 to 3/4 full to prevent the bread from going over the sides. Bake for 1 hour. Bread will be lightly brown and cracked-looking on top. These loaves make lovely presents. They also freeze well.

    Yield: 4 loaves

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