Put dates and shortening in mixing bowl and pour boiling water over them. Beat until shortening breaks into small lumps. Add cold water and orange juice. Stir in soda, brown sugar, vanilla, orange
rind and egg. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well blended. Pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 1 hour.