3drop into a bowl. add boiling water, butter and brown sugar. Stir thoroughly
4Sift flour 3 times with salt and soda. Stir egg into date mixture. Then add flour mixture and vanilla and beat well.
5Pour into greased pan. Cover with another pan the same size. Let sit for 10 mins. put in a 350 F oven bake with pan on for 20 mins. mins. Uncover and bake another 50 mins. Turn out on cooling rack to cool.