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From Pat Nixon, 1961, Adapted by The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

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 8 oz pitted dates, chopped into small pieces
 1 tsp baking soda
 ¾ cup boiling water
 4 tbsp butter
 ¾ cup sugarcan sub 2 tablespoons light brown sugar for 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
 1 egg
 1 ¼ cups flour
 ¾ cup chopped walnuts
 ½ tsp vanilla extract

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8x4x2.5 inch loaf pan.

2

Place dates in a large bowl. Add baking soda to boiling water and pour over dates in a bowl. Set aside and let mixture stand while mixing other ingredients.

3

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add the egg and mix well. Strain water from the date mixture into batter. Add flour and beat well. Add nuts, dates, and vanilla and combine until all ingredients are well mixed.

4

Pour the mixture into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 mins, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.

Ingredients

 8 oz pitted dates, chopped into small pieces
 1 tsp baking soda
 ¾ cup boiling water
 4 tbsp butter
 ¾ cup sugarcan sub 2 tablespoons light brown sugar for 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
 1 egg
 1 ¼ cups flour
 ¾ cup chopped walnuts
 ½ tsp vanilla extract

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8x4x2.5 inch loaf pan.

2

Place dates in a large bowl. Add baking soda to boiling water and pour over dates in a bowl. Set aside and let mixture stand while mixing other ingredients.

3

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add the egg and mix well. Strain water from the date mixture into batter. Add flour and beat well. Add nuts, dates, and vanilla and combine until all ingredients are well mixed.

4

Pour the mixture into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 mins, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.

Pat Nixon’s Date Nut Bread

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