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Pumpkin Bread

 
 
 
2 2/3 cups    Sugar  
2/3 cup    Shortening  
4   Eggs, beaten  
1 lb    Can Pumpkin  
2/3 cup    Water  
3 1/3 cups    Sifted flour  
½ tsp    Baking powder  
2 tsp    Soda  
1 tsp    Cinnamon  
½ tsp    Cloves  
2/3 cup    Chopped walnuts  
2/3 cup    Dates, cut up  
 
1 Cream together sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.
2 Stir in eggs, pumpkin and water.
3 Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, ½ teaspoon salt, and spices. Gradually stir dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture.
4 Add nuts and dates; blend well.
5 Turn batter into two greased 9" x 5" 3" loaf pans and bake at 350° for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until breads test done.
 
Yield: 2 Loaves of Bread