1/3 cup shortening 1 tsp cinnamon
1 3/4 cup water 1 lb candied fruit
1 tsp salt 1 pkg (8 oz) dates (chopped) or raisins
Combine and boil 3 minutes
Cool then add:
2 cups flour
1 tsp soda
Bake at 350 One hour for large loaf. Test with toothpick.
Makes one loaf pan or 5 small loaf pans
We buy the dates already chopped. It makes a darker loaf.