*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Date Nut Bread
 
 Recipe By     : Best Loved Foods of Christmas, Pillsbury, undated booklet
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           boiling water
    1 1/4  cups          dates -- cut in large pieces
    2      teaspoons     soda*
    2      cups          Pillsbury’s Best All Purpose Flour*
    1      teaspoon      salt
      1/2  cup           Funsten’s Nuts -- chopped
    2      tablespoons   butter
    1      cup           firmly packed brown sugar
    2                    eggs -- unbeaten
 
 BAKE at 350 degrees for 60 to 70 minutes.  MAKES 9 x 5-inch loaf.
 Pour boiling water over dates and soda.  Cool. Sift together flour and salt.
  Add nuts, chopped.  Blend together the butter and brown sugar or granulated
 sugar in mixing bowl.  Blend in 2 unbeaten eggs; beat well.  Add dry
 ingredients alternately with the date mixture, beginning and ending with dry
 ingredients.  Blend well after each addition.  Turn into one 9 x 5 x 3-inch
 pan or 3 No. 2 cans, well greased on the bottom.  Bake in moderate oven (350
 degrees) 60 to 70 minutes.  Cool before slicing.
 *For use with Pillsbury’s Best Self-Rising Flour, omit soda and salt.
 
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