- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup chopped pitted dates
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup warm water
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
Measure flour, dates, sugars, walnuts, butter, soda, and salt into a mixing bowl; stir with a fork until dates are well coated and ingredients are blended.
Add the warm water and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon or pour into prepared loaf pan.
Bake for about 60 to 70 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes.
Carefully remove from pan and cool completely on rack.