Date Sticks with Lemon Glaze

    Date Sticks with Lemon Glaze


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    Lemons and dates together are tangy and sweet and very addictive! You can cut the bars into any shape you like, I prefer thin sticks.

    Serves: 12 

    • 1/2 cup (60g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg
    • 1/3 cup (90g) white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
    • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
    • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 cup (185g) icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Sift the flour with baking powder and salt. Set aside.
    2. Beat egg and add sugar slowly. Blend in 1 tablespoon butter or margarine. Stir in dates and nuts. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well.
    3. Pour into a greased 25cm square pan, spreading evenly. Bake at 165 degrees C for 25-30 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. Spread top with glaze and cut into 24 sticks.
    4. To Make Glaze: Combine 1 tablespoon milk, 1 tablespoon margarine, 1 cup icing sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind. Heat over low heat until well blended. Cool slightly before pouring over biscuits.

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