Maraschino Cherry Nut Bread
Butter or margarine
(walnuts are best)
(Do not add cherry juice unless you want a red tint to the bread. If you do, this can replace the water, however, this does not add much to the taste of the bread.)
Mix dates, baking soda, and hot water together and cool.
Mix butter, sugar, and salt; add eggs and mix together.
Add ﬂour and cinnamon. Fold together a little.
Add date mixture, nuts, vanilla, and Maraschino cherries. Fold together.
Pour into greased bread pans (2 large or 3–4 small pans) and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 15 minutes.
Adjust the time if using a small loaf pan (approximately 1 hour).
Recipe courtesy of Virginia Yanda, Friendship