Date Nut Bread is such a moist and delicious bread. It is one of my favorites. It's even good for breakfast!
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups chopped dates, cut in large pieces
2 tsp baking soda
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
2 TBS butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Pour boiling water over dates. Add baking soda. Mix and let cool.
Stir together flour, salt and walnuts. Set aside.
Cream together butter, brown sugar & vanilla. Blend in eggs; beat well. Add dry ingredients alternately with date mixture (beginning and ending with dry ingredients). Blend well after each addition. Grease the bottom of one 9x5x3 loaf pan; pour in mixture. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.