Date Squares

An Dates Squares Recipe That Is Perfect for Sharing

DATE SQUARES

Dates are a sweet treat that are also full of fibre, magnesium and potassium. We take a pound of dates, add a bit of coffee flavour and sandwich all that goodness with an oat flour base and crumble. The squares are also the perfect size of sharing – enjoy!

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Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F / 190°C.

Garnishing

  1. In a small saucepan, mix together the dates, coffee and brown sugar, and cook over low-medium heat, until the dates have absorbed the liquid and are soft.
  2. Remove from the heat; add orange juice and let cool at room temperature.

Base

  1. While the garnishing cools down, in a large bowl, mix together the white flour, oat flour or oat flakes, brown sugar and salt.
  2. Add the butter and cut it into pieces using two knives, until crumbled.
  3. Spread half of the mixture in a 9 inch (23 cm) oven-safe square dish, buttered beforehand.  
  4. Top with cooled garnishing.
  5. Add the other base half over the garnishing and pack.
  6. Cook in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until the top of the dish is golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and cut into 16 - 2 inch (5 cm) squares. Let cool at room temperature in the dish before serving.

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