If you need a new bread recipe, try this one:
1 1/2 Cup dates, pitted and chopped 3 Tbl margarine
2 1/4 Cup boiling water 2 eggs, beaten
3 Tsp baking soda 1 Tsp salt
1 Cup chopped walnuts 4 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
2 Cup white sugar 1 Tsp vanilla extract
Combine baking soda with the boiling water. Soak the dates in the water and baking soda solution for 30 minutes.
Cream sugar and butter together. Add eggs, vanilla, dates, nuts, flour, and salt. Divide batter equally between two 9 x 5 (or 8 1/2 x 4 1/2) inch greased loaf pans. Bake 1 hour at 300 degrees F until loaf tests done. Loaves can be frozen when cool.