1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup chopped dates
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
Combine all in a jar.
Brown Bread Mix (makes 1 loaf):
1 package brown bread mix
2 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. molasses.
Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine brown bread mix with the buttermilk and molasses. Let stand at room temp for 1/2 hour.
Pour into loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.
(Make this easier by adding powdered buttermilk to the recipe and adjusting the liquid in the directions.
This recipe goes excellent with a Southwestern Gift basket and some Chili or Boston Baked Beans Mixes