Cheddar Date Nut Loaf
unbleached all-purpose flour
cheddar cheese, medium
Preheat the oven to 325℉ (160℃).
Place the dates and butter in a small bowl and pour the boiling water over them.
Let stand for 5 minutes.
Stir the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add the date mixture, egg, cheddar and nuts.
Mix until just blended and spoon the mixture into a well greased 9 X 5-inch loaf pan.
Let stand for 20 minutes.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Turn out onto a rack and cool before slicing.
NOTE: The flavor improves is the bread stands overnight before serving.