Date Slice

by | Oct 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Made with our beautiful organic dates. This is a great snack, dessert or lunchbox idea. Serve for dessert with cream, homemade ice-cream or custard!

Yields1 ServingPrep Time30 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 minsDifficultyBeginner
 2 cups Changing Habits Dates, chopped
 1 cup water
 185 g butter, chopped
 .5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
 1 1/2 cups organic or gluten free rolled oats
1

Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced. Grease and line a 3cm deep, 20cm x 30cm (base) baking tray or dish.

2

Combine dates and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until dates have absorbed liquid. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

3

Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

4

Sift flour and bicarbonate of soda over butter mixture. Stir until well combined.

5

Add oats. Mix well.

6

Press half the mixture into base of prepared pan.

7

Spread date mixture over the top.

8

Crumble remaining oat mixture over date mixture so dates are completely covered, pressing on with your fingertips.

9

Bake for 35 Minutes to 40 Minutes, or until golden. Cut into slices. Serve warm or cold.

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Ingredients

 2 cups Changing Habits Dates, chopped
 1 cup water
 185 g butter, chopped
 .5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
 1 1/2 cups organic or gluten free rolled oats

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced. Grease and line a 3cm deep, 20cm x 30cm (base) baking tray or dish.

2

Combine dates and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until dates have absorbed liquid. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

3

Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

4

Sift flour and bicarbonate of soda over butter mixture. Stir until well combined.

5

Add oats. Mix well.

6

Press half the mixture into base of prepared pan.

7

Spread date mixture over the top.

8

Crumble remaining oat mixture over date mixture so dates are completely covered, pressing on with your fingertips.

9

Bake for 35 Minutes to 40 Minutes, or until golden. Cut into slices. Serve warm or cold.

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