Date Nut Bread Oct 16, 2004 10:57:38 GMT -6 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by marlaoh on Oct 16, 2004 10:57:38 GMT -6 Date Nut Bread 1 lb. pitted dates 2 heaping tsp. baking soda 2 c. boiling water 1 stick butter 2 c. sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt 3 c. flour 1 c. chopped nuts 8 soup cans Cut dates into 1/2-inch pieces. Sprinkle baking soda over dates. Pour boiling water over dates; set aside. Cream butter with sugar; add eggs, vanilla and salt. Blend in flour. Drain water from dates and blend water alternately with flour mixture. Mix well. Add nuts and dates. Mix with a wooden spoon. Grease and well flour 8 soup cans. Fill cans 1/2 full and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Do not remove from tins for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, tap the bottom of the can and contents should fall out. Cool on wire rack.