1 qt. pecans (4 c.)
4 whole eggs
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
16 oz. cut up dates
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda

Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla together; set aside. Sift flour, baking powder and salt over nuts and dates in large bowl. Add other ingredients. Mix well. Grease tube pan (cut wax paper to fit bottom of tube pan.) Bake at 350 degrees until edges pull away from side (40 to 45 minutes).