Another recipe card, another quick bread, but a fabulous one. This does make a nice gift. Do flour the loaf pan unless you have a penchant for mucking up a loaf pan and a pretty loaf of bread. It does freeze well…so bake now and save for the holidays.
Divine Date-Nut Loaf
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sifted flour
1 lb chopped pitted dates (about 3 cups)
4 cups pecan halves
Beat together the eggs, sugar and oil. Add the dry ingredients and mix together well. Pour into a greased and flour loaf pan and place in a COLD oven. Turn on the oven to 300 and bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until cake is firm in the middle.
Let cool completely. Remove from pan and slice with very sharp knife. Or, wrap and freeze for slicing and serving later. Makes a three pound loaf.