Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Delightful Date Squares on a 142nd Birthday!

A date to remember & celebrate...

...Happy Canada Day, eh!


Ok. I feel that I can't keep this from you folks much longer...

With the consent from Carolle here is her delightful date squares...


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


The Filling:

1 C. pitted dates.
The juice & zest of 1 orange.
1 C. of water.
Dash of salt.

Simmer and stir until it thickens and put aside to cool down.

The Crust:

2 C. of roll oats.
1 C. of flour.
1/2 C. of brown sugar.
1/2 C. of butter.
1/4 C. of oil.
1/2 t. of baking powder.
3/4 C. chopped walnuts.
(you may have to add more oil to have a nice crumbly dough!)


Now, we start with the crust by mixing together the above ingredients. Place half of the mixture by tapping it on a 9X9" baking dish. Next, spread the filling and add the last half of the crust mixture on top. Tap gently.

Bake for 45 minutes. Please notice my oven is on the old side and requires a longer time. Newer ones don't. You'll know it's done when it turns a golden crisp texture. Careful it will be very hot and it's time to cut it into squares! Let it cool down. At this moment I can't wait any longer and I must have a square or two or three...

Enjoy!

2 comments:

jtoumey said...

We are both avid cyclists and we made this recipe yesterday to take on our 7-hour ride. What a great snack! It helped us get through the miles. A snack worthy of Merckx. Thank you for sharing

Richard said...

Glad you tried it and like it. Maybe that's what I need on a 7 hour ride. Cheers!

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