Ran across dates for sale at Publix yesterday. So, on a whim, I decided to whip up some of my Grandma's date-nut bread (pic of the actual recipie to the left). Felt like I was spending the day with her. It was nice.
Here's the short of the long:
First... soak the dates in boiling soda water. While they are soaking away, cream the sugar, eggs and shortening together in a bowl.
Second... Once the boiling water over the dates has cooled to luke warm, blend the flour, salt and date reserves (the liquid) alternately
Third... pour into bread pans and bake @ 350 for 60 - 70 minutes
Fourth... cut a slice, butter it... EAT IT!