The recipe is just mashed dates which are baked sandwich style between shortcrust pastry and that’s it. Place butter, Weetbix, dates, sugar, bicarb soda and water in a bowl. This delicious Date Slice recipe is beautiful topped with a layer of fluffy coconut flakes. Yum! Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. 6. 75g (3oz) raw brown sugar. With a delicious gooey centre, we just KNOW you’re going to love this recipe sent in by 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member Cassie.. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. She was, however, making pies, welsh cakes, etc. Press half the mixture evenly into the base of the tin. Spread the dates over this (trying not to disturb the oat mixture too much) then cover with the other half of the crumb mixture and press down firmly. Wonderfully sweet and full of texture, sit and enjoy with a pot of tea as a mid-morning treat. Yum! 12 February 2020 By Karen Burns-Booth 19 Comments. Remove from pan cut into slices and dust with icing sugar. Mix well until combined and allow to cool. Read More…, Born from her eponymous award winning blog this book contains 160 unique recipes, all beautifully photographed by the author. Awww thank you so much! This simple tray bake is a favourite of mine, and reminds me of baking days in my mum’s country cottage kitchen. cold water, dates, demerera sugar, porridge oats, wholemeal flour and 3 more. This latest traybake is another simple recipe. These third party links come in the form of ads or affiliate links. We like dates! These cookies do not store any personal information. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Preheat oven to 325F/160C and line a 9″/23cm square tin. It is still available in Kindle format on Amazon, but, I am reprinting it later this year, it can then be posted to you in the States, although Amazon will also stock it. Cut it in half and roll out the pastry to fit the base of the baking tin, gently pushing the pastry into the corners. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Using just 25g of butter and making a massive 10 serves, this slice is much healthier than a commercially prepared slice. ” The woman who can cook well and bake well has every reason and every right to be proud of her cooking. This is pure Be-Ro vintage baking, from the old cookbooks that Be-Ro flour used to publish. In ninety nine cases out of a hundred she has a happy home, because good cooking means good food, and good food means good health. As I mentioned before, it’s simply shortcrust pastry with a date puree sandwiched between, and that’s it. 5. Do not over mix, light of hand is best. Spread half of the mixture on the bottom of a tray. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. By: HotChocolateHits. It really is a remarkably easy bake and would be a good one for little hands to help with in the kitchen. "I… Michelle, Yes – I know there are some lovely Canadian recipes out there for these bakes, made with oats I think! Place the flour, icing sugar, pinch of salt and cubed chilled 3. It's a very moist loaf cake, ideally cut into slices and buttered. I also seem to have been a bit too generous with my filling…..but maybe my baking tray was smaller, so the filling was thicker. Sad though I was on awaking, as the day progressed I realised that my parents will always be here, in my voice, my nose, the way I walk and talk, and in the kitchen. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. The interesting thing is that now my tastes have changed a little … gone is the desire to have a thick slice, filled to the brim with dates, and sandwiched together between two thick – but delicious – slabs of shortbread. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Continue cooking and adding a little more water until the mixture is soft and a slightly chunky ‘puree’. Remove the tray from the oven and spread the date mash evenly over the base. Hi Karen, I live in North Carolina.will I be able to get your cook book? Then you have a tin full of Date Slices! Again, gently pushing and stretching the pastry into the corners. She always made shortcrust pastry with self raising flour, which I have carried on, and her apple pies were to die for. My Be-Ro Cookbook Collection through the decades…. This Date Slice Recipe is an easy Date Slice Recipe – just melt and mix, and you are done! I will have to try this. Dates, oats, flour, sugar, butter. I knew I should have made the pastry with SR flour, but as mum’s original recipe was for plain flour, I made it with plain flour! These make a perfect teatime or even lunchbox treat – chewy, sticky, sweet and oaty. PLEASE do let me know if you make today’s recipe for Mum’s Date Slice, I’d love to think that mum’s recipes are still being made, and not just by me. And, although today’s recipe for Mum’s Date Slice isn’t fancy, it is a lovely home-style tray bake that is perfect with a cuppa. Although the two recipes are very similar, I much prefer my Mum’s version of the simple pastry date slice. Date Slices. Thanks for the memories! You can also use Self Raising flour for the pastry, this will result in a lighter and thicker pastry. Lest we Forget: Remembrance Sunday and The Wartime Kitchen Recipes, The Pink Whisk, Halloween and some Apple Recipes, The Lavender and Lovage Patchwork Quilt of Recipes and Photos. But for now, I am sharing the recipe here, for all of your enjoyment. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. I notice her pastry was better than mine in these photos! By: LeGourmetTV. This looks so homely and comforting. My mum loved date slices so I will make these in her memory.Thankyou for publishing this recipe. Thank you! I am a freelance food and travel writer, as well as a food stylist, and recipe developer, with a passion for art, travel, books, photography, seasonal food and especially cheese and wine. Put the dates, water and lemon rind in a saucepan. Make the pastry. And one more thing… this oat & date crumble slice is super sweet! Mum’s Date Slice is not to be confused with the Canadian recipe for Matrimonial Cake, which is similar, but is made with an oat type crumble topping. Date Rolls. Cool the dates. That’s great! Date & Apple Slice The Elizabethans were the first in Britain to have dates imported. Date Custard Pie. Angela, Thanks Angela, yes, the good old Be-Ro cookbooks – an essential in every kitchen! 3. Stir in egg, flour and walnuts pour into pan and smooth over top with a knife. Subscribe now to receive my FREE 47 page eBook featuring 9 full recipes from my book! These make a perfect teatime or even lunchbox treat – chewy, sticky, sweet and oaty. Cook over a low heat for 4 to 5 minutes until the dates are soft. This device is not shared with anyone under the age of 19. Then rub in the butter, lightly. Break the block of dates up into pieces then place into a pan with the water. Indeed, of all the home-made cakes and bakes that mum used to make regularly when I was growing up this was undoubtedly my favourite. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Mix remaining ingredients together like a crumble. 4. They came by way of Venetian traders from North Africa and satisfied the Elizabethan sweet tooth being used in sauces for meat and fish as well as dishes we would now called tagines. I love collecting vintage cookbooks and my biggest collection are the old Be-Ro flour books that you can still buy from the back of a packet of Be-Ro flour. up until the age of 93. You make a crumble mixture with the oats, sugar, flour and butter and then sandwich it together with softened dates and vanilla. This … Remove from the oven, mark into slices while still warm and then leave in the tin until cool. Widely grown in Arab countries, the date is the fruit of the date palm. Serving it warm or cold… either way it’s so good! I realised that my parents will always be here. [Recipe originally submitted to] Simply mix and chill – it doesn’t get any easier than that!. Assemble the date slice: Turn dough on to a floured surface and knead lightly. Remember me for 30 days. My Mum also made beautiful tarts and pies when I was young – also used the old Be-Ro cookbooks. Date Slice has been on our list since the very beginning and never ceases to be popular with customers. Bring to a boil and cook until soft. And now we have this recipe for Date Slices. The other week, Maus came into the study and said "I feel like a date pillow". Allow pastry dough to chill and "relax" for 30 minutes, in a fridge or a cool place, cover the bowl or put the pastry in some cling film. Dates are sweet and rich with a chewy, sticky texture. It really is a remarkably easy bake and would be a good one for little hands to help with in the kitchen. Cover with the dates. Thanks Karen, Reminds me exactly of the Date Squares my mum made all the time growing up in Cape Breton. No-Bake Vegan Banoffee Pie -Banana Caramel Pie With Chocolate And Coconut. By: LeGourmetTV. Karen. Cook the first 3 ingredients to a pulp and leave to cool. Mash the dates with a fork. I was born in South Africa, but I've lived all over the world, latterly calling North Yorkshire my home where I lived for many years before moving to SW France, although I'm now living in North Wales in an old converted Schoolhouse on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. Dates, oats, flour, sugar, butter. Dates are a firm favourite in the Traybakes’ household and there is usually a packet of Medjool dates in the fridge for on-the-go sweet snacking. You can also use pitted, dried whole dates, you will need to snip them into small pieces before proceeding as in step 2 in the recipe. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Your email address will not be published. Hi Micky, the older ones are the best, between 1940 and 1970, if you can get one, they are for sale on eBay and Etsy too. Mum was an amazing cook and baker, she was innovative and extremely creative, especially when it came to making and decorating cakes. It keeps very well in an airtight container - it usually doesn't last longer than a day in my house before it's all gone!