Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is from a Firemen Cookbook. This date recipe is from Ashly Hobson Engine Company No 40.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Stir in nuts.
  3. Sprinkle dates with soda and pour boiling water over them just enough to cover them and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add egg and beat thoroughly. Stir in flour and nuts. Add date mixture and stir to blend well.
  5. Turn into a buttered 8-inch square pan. Bake 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven until center comes out clean.
  6. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if you want.


Most Helpful

The walnuts and dates are a fabulous combination! I cut back the sugar to 1/4 cup because dates are so sweet. Mine came out like a coffee cake - would be great for breakfast. Made for the Aus/NZ recipe swap #16

ranch-girl June 02, 2008

Made two batches of these 'cause I had a whoppin' amount of dates on hand (My neighbors were most happy with my efforts!) ~ VERY, VERY NICE, & a most enjoyable change of pace for me! Thanks for sharing! [Made & reviewed as a kidnapped recipe in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #16]

Sydney Mike May 26, 2008

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