Something for the Weekend: Sticky Date Bars

Now it’s definitely getting a bit colder, we all need some good old fashioned stodge to warm us up. These totally addictive, energy-boosting date bars  from Beth at Jam and Clotted Cream should certainly do the job! Made with our sweet, chewy dates, they promise to be something really special. Read her whole blog here for more fantastic recipes.





Ingredients:
250g Dates, pitted, chopped
200ml Water
175g Plain Flour
1/2 TSP Bicarb of Soda
175g soft light brown sugar
100g Porridge Oats
Pinch Salt
175g Butter, diced

Method:
Step 1:Preheat oven to 180c. Butter sides of 20cm cake tin and line with baking paper.
Step 2: Place dates and water into a pan and bring to a simmer – cook for 10 minutes until syrupy. Cool to room temperature
Step 3: Sift Flour and bicarb into a bowl and stir in Sugar, Oats and Salt. Add butter and rub in using fingertips
Step 4: Press half mixture over base and press down firmly, spread over date mixture then scatter other half of crumb mix on top and press down lightly.
Step 5: Bake for 40 minutes, cool then cut into squares.

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