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Date and Walnut Slice



Date and Walnut Slice  ..... a health biscuit, simple  and  easy to make, suitable for a quick bite at breakfast or serve with tea or coffee.






chunky nuts and sweet dates  ...... not to worry about the sugar content, dates are good for health and I've reduced the amount of sugar




the batter in the 8 inch sq. cake tin or you can use a slab tin, before baking
                           






relax and enjoy with a good cup of black, hot coffee   ...........   mmmmm




they do keep well in a cookie jar  ...... I had the last piece after keeping it for a week (experimenting) and it tasted good!   Will definitely make it again for the coming Chinese New Year and this can be considered as a Christmas cookie too.

Recipe for Date and Walnut Slice

Ingredients
  • 4 oz self-raising flour, sifted
  • 4 oz dates, chopped
  • 2 oz walnuts, chopped  (or other kind of nuts of your choice)
  • 2 oz canola oil
  • 2 oz brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Method
  1. Combine the sifted flour, chopped dates, wlanuts and brown sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Make a well in the centre, add in the lightly beaten egg, canola oil and vanilla.  Mix well.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a lightly greased 8 inch sq. tin.  Press lightly.
  4. Bake in preheated oven @ 180 deg C for about 30 mins.  Test with skewer till it comes out clean.
  5. Cut into slices or squares while still hot.  Cool in tin.
  6. Store in a cookie jar when they are completely cooled.

Comments

  1. I'm supposed to make this too but dates are hard to find. They're popular here in the Philippines and we call it "Food for the Gods.". But ours have more butter and sugar. hehe.

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  2. Hi Divina

    I stocked up quite a fair bit of dates when they were available in the supermarket during the Hari Raya season.

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  3. These are definitely my type of confections! Chewy, nutty, rich and nutritious!

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  4. Hi Angie
    Yup, they're chewy, nutty, and most important, easy to make and yet nutritious.

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  5. These look really delicious. A few slices of that with a cup of hot tea now will put a BIG smile on my face.

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  6. Wow...nice cookies for Xmas..I love this for sure..haha dates and walnuts are my favourite. Yours looks delish...can eat non stop ya :p

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  7. Hi Mary
    Yes, can imagine you enjoying it with a hot cup of coffee in your cold weather. Brrr!

    Hi Elin
    Yes, healthy, not too sweet, can eat non stop pop especially in front of the TV.

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  8. These sound totally scrumptious with dates, would love them with my coffee!

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  9. Nice hearty and nutty dessert for the winter!

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  10. Hi
    5 Star Foodie
    Yes, they're chewy and nutty, great with coffee.

    experimentalculinarypursuts
    More so with a hot cup of tea or coffee

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  11. Oh, those would work perfect with a cup of hazelnut coffee ( my favorite)

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  12. This is such tasty chewy finger food! Love the fact that it's not too sweet.

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  13. Hi
    My Little Space
    It's not too sweet because I reduced the sugar, dates on their own are sweet also.

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  14. Doesn't say when to add the vanilla
    :/

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