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       Title: Cheddar Date Nut Loaf
  Categories: Breads, Cheese/eggs, Fruits
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       8 oz Dates; Finely Chopped               1 ts Baking Soda
       2 tb Butter                            1/2 c  Sugar; Granulated
     3/4 c  Water; Boiling                      1 ea Egg; Lg, Well Beaten
   1 3/4 c  Unbleached Flour; Sifted            4 oz Cheddar Md, Shredded
     1/4 ts Salt                                1 c  Walnuts; Chopped
  
   Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Place the dates and butter in a small
   bowl and pour the boiling water over them.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Stir
   the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.  Add the date mixture, egg,
   cheddar and nuts.  Mix until just blended and spoon the mixture into a
   well greased 9 X 5-inch loaf pan.  Let stand for 20 minutes.  Bake for 50
   to 60 minutes in the preheated oven or until a wooden pick inserted in the
   center of the loaf comes out clean.  Turn out onto a rack and cool before
   slicing.
   NOTE:  The flavor improves is the bread stands overnight before serving.
  
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