I make this loaf at Christmas time, but it's tasty any time of year!
For 10 Serving(s)
Place dates in a large bowl. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and pour over dates; let cool.
In a small bowl, beat egg. Gradually add brown sugar, beating well after each addition. Add to cooled date mixture and mix well.
Stir in vanilla, flour and salt. Add melted butter and mix until well blended.
Pour into greased or waxpaper-lined loaf pan. Bake in 350°F oven for 45 to 55 minutes, depending on loaf pan size.
Cool on wire rack. Store in a cold room or refrigerator.