Wash dates quickly in hot water, dry, stone, and chop them, mix with double their weight of breadcrumbs, and a little sugar. Add skim milk or weak Plasmon solution till of pudding consistency. Steam two hours in buttered basin. Ground nuts and grated lemon peel may be added, if liked, or raw coarse oatmeal, and soaked tapioca, with a little flour, may be used instead of the breadcrumbs.