Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Date Squares
Yum, yum. These are mighty tasty. I recently made a double batch and played Date Fairy and delivered some to friends/neighbours, much to Ben's dismay. He thinks these are his absolute favourite dessert and would prefer that I didn't give any away.
Della's Date Squares
2 cups dates, chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp BS, salt
1 1/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
2/4 cup marg
1. In a medium pan, mix and heat first 4 ingredients. Cook for 15 minutes over m/l heat and let cool.
2. Mix remaining ingredients and press half of mixture firmly into a square 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper.
3. Spread cooled date mixture evenly over base.
4. Lightly press remaining crumb mixture evenly on top of dates.
5. Bake 20 minutes @ 375F.
Makes 20 squares.

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