Mix sugar, shortening and egg thoroughly. Add milk and stir. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and add to milk mixture. Stir in nuts and Medjool Dates. Pour into well-greased 9x5x3" baking pan. Let stand for 20 minutes before baking. Bake in a moderate 350 degree oven for 50-70 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Whether you want a great dessert or perfect compliment to any brunch, this is the recipe for you. A perfect blend of date fruit sweetness with chocolate, pecan and cinnamon highlights. No icing necessary for this treat. Try it out today!