Sweet Bread Date Roll by Joy

posted by Joy 05-09-98 4:12 PM

Date Roll

1/2 c Crisco
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
2 1/4 c flour
1/8 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1 package chopped dates
1/2 c water
1 c chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream together Crisco, sugar, brown sugar.

Add eggs and vanilla. Add flour, salt and baking soda.

Blend together. If too soft, add a little flour to make a pliable dough.

Chill in refrigerator. Leave at room temperature before using.

Simmer together dates, walnuts and water until thick and mushy.

Divide batter into thirds. Roll between 2 pieces of saran wrap into an 18" square and spread filling over.

Roll jelly rolly fashion. Seal ends.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 1/2 hour.

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