Date Nut Bread

1 cups of dates
1 cups of boiling water
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 cups sugar
tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup nuts
tsp. vanilla

Wash, stone, and chop the dates. Pour boiling water over them.
Add margarine, sugar, and salt.
Allow to cool, then add the egg.
Sift in the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar.
Add the nuts and vanilla.
Gently combine until just mixed, pour into baking pan.
Bake at 350 for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Do not over bake.

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