1/4 1b butter

1/2 1b sugar

2 eggs

Few drops vanilla essence

Enough flour to make a stiff dough


1 cup dates



Mix butter and sugar (do not beat), add unbeaten eggs, then vanilla, flour, and salt, roll about 1 teaspoon round each date, bake in a slow oven about 30 minutes.

Prevent Cakes Becoming Stale Put a thick slice of bread in the crock or tin in which the cakes are kept, and renew it every third day.