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Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is my favorite quick bread. The recipe was passed on to our family from a neighbor when I was a child. This is the only recipe that I have ever used and I always get rave reviews. If you don't like dates or nuts they can be omitted but I think that is what makes the bread so good. The dates will cook up and most people don't even know they are in there. Great for the holidays.
- Cream togeter sugar, shortening, eggs, pumpkin and water. Add spices and all other dry ingredients. This will make a heavy batter that I usually mix with a spoon instead of mixer. Add chopped dates and nuts.
- Pour into greased loaf pans.
- Makes 2 large loaves and 3 med loaves. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.