Skip to main content
logo
Food Advertising by

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.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Divina

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
  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

    ReplyDelete
  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.

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

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice hearty and nutty dessert for the winter!

    ReplyDelete
  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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping by. Please click on 'Anonymous' if you do not have a blog but do leave your name after the comment because I would like to know who you are.

Popular posts from this blog

Vietnamese Caramelised Chicken ~ 越南焦糖鸡

This is a quickie and delicious chicken dish, braised in caramelised sauce.  The ingredients are not too difficult to find and if you can't find kaffir lime leaves, you can omit them altogether.  This dish serves well with white rice and a side veggie dish.  Try it!




Vietnamese Caramelised Chicken  ~   越南焦糖鸡
Ingredients

3 deboned chicken leg cut into bite size2.1/2 Tbsp brown sugar or Palm sugar1/2 cup water1 Tbsp fish sauce1 Tbsp lime juice3 pips of garlic, chopped5 shallots, mincedSome black pepperSome shredded kaffir lime leaves (optional)Method Season the chicken with some salt and pepper.Place brown sugar and water in a wok over medium heat till bubbles appear and sugar melted.  Add in the other ingredients except the chicken and lime juice.Add the chicken pieces, skin side down, flipping over now and then, cook till chicken is tender and cooked through.Add in the lime juice and fine tune to taste.Dish out and serve with white rice.

Matcha/Green Tea Pound Cake ~ 抹茶磅蛋糕

I was so pleased when I saw the nice green colour of this pound cake after I removed it from the oven, for true to the recommendation by the lady at the shop where I usually get my ingredients, she assured me that I won't be disappointed.  Yes, it is green and not pale or brownish.  The homemade red bean paste complimented well with the green tea and the cake stayed moist and soft even after three days kept in an airtight container, refrigerated.







Matcha/Green Tea Pound Cake ~  抹茶磅蛋糕  (adapted from 'here'.)
Ingredients
150 gm plain flour1 Tbsp matcha/green tea1/4 tsp baking powder150 gm unsalted butter3 large eggs130 gm icing sugarRed bean paste for fillingGreen tea powder or Icing sugar for dustingMethod Sift baking powder with green tea powder and plain flour, set aside.Beat butter with icing sugar till creamy.Add in eggs one at a time till well incorporated.Fold in flour in 2 portions.  Mix well.Pour half batter into a lined 23 x 13 cm loaf pan and distribute the red bean p…

Steamed egg with minced pork ~ 猪肉蒸水蛋

This is a super comforting home-cooked dish which requires only a few ingredients.   An easy to go recipe, I added minced pork to give the dish more volume.   Kids as well as adults will love the silken smooth egg interspersed with bits of juicy meat.   Great to serve over hot rice!




Steamed egg with minced pork  ~   猪肉蒸水蛋
Ingredients

150 gm minced pork2 chicken eggs -  100 ml without shell150 ml boiled, cooled water  (Ratio is 1:1.5)1/4 tsp saltsesame oil, pepperlight soya sauce to tasteMethod Season the minced pork with some salt.Whisk the eggs with water, strain it onto a plate.Mix in the seasoned minced pork.  Remove any air bubbles.When the water in the steamer is boiling, place the plate of eggs onto the steamer plate, close lid and turn the heat to the lowest.Steam for about 14 to 15 mins., check after 5 mins.  Jiggle the plate, if centre is wobbly, it's done.Remove from steamer, garnish with some spring onions, light soya sauce, sesame oil and a dash of pepper.