• 1 5-8 oz pkg dates approx 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped
  • 2 TBS Crisco
  • 1 1/2 Cups water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup walnuts

Heat water in microwave to near boil.  Pour water over Crisco in large bowl.  Allow crisco to melt.  Stir in dates.  Let mixture cool.  Preheat oven to 350′.

Add sugar and egg to mixture.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.  Then add flour, baking soda, and salt.  Mix 50-100 strokes by hand until all ingredients are moist.  Then stir in walnuts. 

Pour equal amounts into 2 5×9 ungreased bread pans.  Bake 1 hour at 350′

This recipe makes 2 loaves!!!!!!!!!

This is the holidays for me!  My father in law asked his Mom for this recipe before she died and he makes it for me every Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Now that is LOVE!