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  1. Place the dates, baking soda, salt, and carob powder in a mixing bowl.
  2. Toss lightly with a fork.
  3. Add the shortening and boiling water, but do not stir.
  4. Let stand 20 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  6. Combine the eggs and orange blossom water or vanilla.
  7. Add the honey and flour, stirring until well blended.
  8. Add the date mixture, stirring just to blend.
  9. Pour into a well-greased 9- by 5-inch loaf pan.
  10. Bake 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  11. Let cool before removing from pan.
  12. Serve plain or top each slice with plain yogurt sweetened with a little honey.


Replace carob powder with ¾ cup chopped walnuts. Decrease the amount of boiling water by 1 tablespoon and replace honey with 1 cup sugar.