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  Categories: Breads, Fruits, Vegetables
       Yield: 10 servings
   3 1/3 c  Unbleached flour; sifted
       2 t  Baking soda
   1 1/2 t  Salt
     2/3 c  Cooking oil
       2 c  Pumpkin; mashed, canned, 1cn
     2/3 c  Chopped dates
       4 t  Pumpkin pie spice
       1 t  Baking powder
   2 2/3 c  Sugar
       4 ea Eggs; lg
     2/3 c  Water
   Stir the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt
   together in a small bowl and set aside.  Beat the sugar and oil together in
   a medium mixing bowl, using an electric mixer set on high, until light and
   fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition, and
   then beat in the pumpkin.  Add the dry ingredients alternately with the
   water to the sugar mixture, beating well after each addition, using a mixer
   set on low speed.  Stir in the dates and pour the batter into 2 greased 9 X
   5 X 3-inch loaf pans. Bake in a preheated 324 degree F. oven for 55 minutes
   or until a cake tester or wooden pick inserted in the center comes out
   clean.  Cool in the pans on wire racks for 10 minutes, then remove from the
   pans and continue cooling on the racks.