Thursday, 24 January 2013

Date Squares ( Matrimonial Cake )

Base and Topping
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup butter or margarine ( softened )

Preheat oven to 350F. In large bowl place the flour, brown sugar, baking soda and rolled oats. Stir together to mix. Blend in the butter or margarine to make crumbs.

Date Filling
1 cup chopped dates
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup water

In saucepan, mix the dates, brown sugar and water. Bring to boil and cook on low heat until dates are soft.

Place half of the prepared crumbs in 9x9 inch greased baking pan. Press the crumbs down firmly. Now spread the date filling over crumb base. Sprinkle remaining half of the crumbs over date filling. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes until done. Cool and cut into squares.
This is a very good recipe.

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