date and nut bread

2 cups chopped dates
2 cups boiling water
2 cups sugar (scant)
2 teaspoons of baking soda
3 eggs
3 cups flour
1 cup walnuts, chopped

Put dates in large mixing bowl. Sprinkle the baking soda over them. Pour the boiling water over both and let cool to lukewarm. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans. Bake at 350° F for approximately 1 hour. A very moist bread. To serve, slice thin; spread with butter or cream cheese. Store in refrigerator, tightly wrapped for a month or more.

Recipe courtesy of Miss Gail.

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