On a particularly cold winter day, mum and I set about doing a baking day. She wanted to try some recipes with dates and had one in mind that her aunts used to make. With the help of a google search we found the date crumble slice she wanted.
The recipe is as follows for Date Crumble Slice:
Combine 2 cups of chopped pitted dates in 1 cup of water and ¼ cup of caster sugar in saucepan on medium heat. Cook, stirring for 10 minutes or until dates have absorbed liquid. Set aside to cool. Mix cream butter ( 185 g butter chopped) and brown sugar (1 cup) until light and fluffy. 11/3 cups of sifted plain flour and ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda over butter mixture. Stir well until combined. Add your 1 cup oats and mix well. Press mixture into base of a pan and spread date mixture over the top. Crumble remaining oat mixture over date mixture until completely covered pressing on with your fingertips. Bake in oven at 180 degreesC for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden.
Once we had cooked our slice we let it cool then prepared to cut it into slices.
She also made a date cake loaf which turned out as nice.