Date Crumble Slice

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1hour5min


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I've always loved these simple treats made with chopped dates and oats. A great snack or lunch box food.

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Ingredients
Serves: 24 

  • 150g chopped dates
  • 60ml cold water
  • 25g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 150g butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups (185g) self raising flour
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 150g sugar

Directions
Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

  1. Heat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a large square tin.
  2. Place the dates, water, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan and heat gently until mixture forms paste. Add more water if required. Leave mixture to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, rub the margarine into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in oats and sugar then mix well.
  4. Place half the crumble mixture into the greased tray. Press down firmly. Smooth the date filling evenly all over but leave a small gap to the edge of tin.
  5. Spread remaining crumble evenly over the top.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes in preheated oven until golden brown. When cold cut into small squares.

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Reviews (2)

MariaW
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7

I like this recipe is easy to bake I reduced the sugar to 100g and added more dates. - 20 Apr 2012

Gladyskigozi
6

I used this recipe, and I think 1 1/2 cups of flour to 150gm of butter was wrong. The crumble was too flourly... I think the recipe should read 50gm of flour!! - 01 Apr 2012

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