Cowboy Pudding


1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup melted margarine
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sliced dates
1/4 cup chopped nuts

Combine brown sugar and hot water and stir to dissolve sugar. Heat to boiling and pour into 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Combine dry ingredients, gradually add melted butter and milk to make smooth batter. Add Vanilla, dates and nuts. Drop batter from spoon into hot syrup. Bake at 375F for about forty minutes.