1 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon butter
1 cup chopped dates, pour 1 cup of boiling water over the dates, add 1 tsp. soda to this mixture, let cool 10 minutes or so.
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Cream sugar and butter. Mix in one egg, then add date mixture. Mix together, then add vanilla, flour and salt. Lastly add nuts. Mix well. Pour into a greased regular sized bread pan. Bake one hour at 350 degrees, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. I usually check after 50 minutes. Let cool eight minutes in pan, then turn out and cool on wire rack.
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