Add 1 cup boiling water to:
1 c. dates
1 tsp. soda
Set aside. Mix:
1 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. melted shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. flour
Add date mixture and flour to batter, alternating in 1/4
amounts until all is added. Bake in bread pan for 1 hour at
275 degrees to 300 degrees.
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