Very much like sticky date pudding – nice and moist, and made without eggs.
1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
2 In a large bowl, combine dates, brown sugar, margarine and boiling water. Let stand 15 minutes. Stir in flour, soda and vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3 Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Allow to cool.