This is a classic of the 1950s and incredibly easy to prepare. My aunt
One note of caution: Pitted dates often have a pit or two still lurking inside them—check them carefully before you start the recipe.
Cut the bread into thin slices and serve with cream cheese. Or, slice the bread thinly, spread with cream cheese and top with another slice of the bread. Cut into 3 to 4 narrow rectangles for tea sandwiches.
Keep the bread under a cake dome or loosely wrapped in plastic wrap on the day it is made. Wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and keep at room temperature for up to 3 to 4 days. Freeze for longer storage.
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