Monday, April 27, 2015

My Recipe Box

I found this recipe on the Robin Hood flour site. I have never liked bought date squares so I gave these a try as I had everything needed on hand. They are so good!


1 lb (500 g) chopped dates (about 3 cups/750 mL)
¼ cup (50 mL) packed brown sugar
1 ½ cups (375 mL) water
1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice

½ cup (125 mL) butter, softened
1 cup (250 mL) packed brown sugar
1 cup (250 mL) Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
1 cup (250 mL) Robin HoodOats
¼ tsp (1 mL) baking soda



liquid measuring cup
dry measuring cup
measuring spoons
9” x 9” (2.5 l) baking dish
parchment paper
medium saucepan
wooden spoon
large mixing bowl
hand held or electric stand mixer

Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Lightly oil and line a 9” x 9” (2.5 l) baking dish with parchment paper, overlapping 2 sides for easy removal.
Filling: combine filling ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until thickened, 10-15 minutes. Cool.
Base and topping: Cream butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer. Add remaining dry ingredients. Mixture will be a bit crumbly. Reserve 1 cup (250ml) for topping.
Pat remaining 3 cups onto bottom of prepared pan. Spread with date mixture. Sprinkle remaining cup (250ml) of oat mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Cool and cut into squares.

1 comment:

  1. I've probably had this, or something quite close, and they are good.