Date Nut Bread

A delightful addition to a summer fruit plate, this
fruit-filled bread is also super for mid-afternoon snacking.

2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped dates
2 eggs
5 tablespoons white vinegar
3/4 cup skim milk
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 chopped nuts

Sift together flour, Baking Soda and salt into large bowl. Stir
in chopped dates. In separate bowl, beat eggs; add vinegar and
milk. Stir in brown sugar. Add melted shortening. Pour egg mixture
into flour mixture all at one time. Stir only until all flour is
dampened; then add nuts and mix lightly. Turn into greased
9 x 5-inch loaf pan and bake in 350 degree oven 1 hour or until
toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan and
cool several hours or overnight before slicing. Cut into 12 slices.

Makes 12 slices

Nutritional Info Per 1 slice (3/4"): 270 Calories, 36 percent
Calories from fat, 1.8 g saturated fat, 36 mg cholesterol,
150 mg sodium

This recipe courtesy of Back of the Box Recipes. Home Page

This recipe created by Arm & Hammer.