Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Date squares JUST LIKE MOMS' Posted by Hello
Ohh first time I have ever made Date Squares .... they taste just like my MOMs did ...
my oldest sister Martha can make them like this as well. I took them to work today and they were a huge hit ... even my boss who thought yuk I dont like dates... thought that they were great....I used a different recipe that doesnt have to much salt and no sugar, just the sugar from the dates ....

Heres the recipe.

Date Squares
3 c. dry oats
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. oil
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbs. water
Combine oats, flour and salt. Add oil until it is crumbly. Stir vanilla and water into the oat mixture until crumbly. Hands are good tools for this. Pat 1/2 of crust a in thin layer in bottom of a 9" X 12" pan or equivalent.
4 c. dates, pitted and diced
2 c. water
1/8 tsp. salt
For the filling: Cook dates, water and salt until they are mushy and liquid is gone. Spread carefully over the crust. Spread the rest of the crumble crust on top evenly and pat down slightly. Bake 35 min at 350o F.
Variation: Try using raisins/dates; pineapple/ dates; apricots/ pineapple; apricots/dates etc

Found at this site.


Anonymous said...

that looks good. and martha does make it really good. but sound great with the no sugar. where do you find the time.
lv sue

Anonymous said...

It looks picture perfect and delicious too... Just like moms...
LY DI...

Anonymous said...

well nobody could make date squares like Toots could
lv Doug