Homemade Date Nut Bread
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Keep this date nut bread recipe handy. It's so moist - you'll agree after you take your first bite.

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2-1/4 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups white sugar
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 egg, beaten
1 cup chopped dates

1 cup nuts
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 TBS melted shortening (or butter)                                                                                   
Pour boiling water over dates and let stand 10 minutes.  Add sugar gradually to beaten egg.  Sift together dry ingredients and add nuts.

Add date mixture alternately with dry ingredients to the egg mixture.  Stir in melted shortening and vanilla.  Pour into greased 10x5x5 inch loaf pan. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Smaller pans may be used by altering length of baking time.

GLAZE (optional)

1/4 cup homemade unsalted butter
2 cups homemade powdered sugar
2 TBS milk
1/2 tsp homemade pure vanilla extract

Melt butter in small saucepan and add to the powdered sugar. Add the milk and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and creamy, adding more milk until smooth and creamy.

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