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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Date and Nut Loaf - Family Favourite

This recipe was handed down to me by my grandmother.  This loaf keeps well and freezes well too.

A friend posted this recipe in her recipe column she wrote for her local newspaper - "The Elora Sentinel" and "Elmira Independent".

Date and Nut Loaf

Cut small:
1/2 lb dates
Sprinkle with
2 (level) tsps baking soda.
Add:
1 cup boiling water
1 cup white sugar
When cool, add: 
1 egg, unbeaten
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt.

Bake in a greased loaf pan for 1-1/4 hours at 300-325 F.
Makes 1 loaf

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