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Date Dumplings

1-1/2 Cups Flour
3/4 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Chopped Dates
! Tblspn. Butter
1 tblspn. Apricot Jam
1/2 tspn. Cinnamon
1/2 tspn Ground Ginger
Pinch Salt
1/3 tblspn. Bi-Carb.
Sift flour, salt and spices together. Stir in dates and jam.Mix soda and milk.

In a large saucepan, boil together: 4 cups water and 1 cup sugar. Boil for a few minutes. Then drop spoonsfur of the dough into the boiling syrup. Cover tightly with lid and boil for 15 minutes. Serve with custard.