Friday, May 22, 2009
What's better than a date square?
I am a salty ..not sweet person..But ask me what one of my 5 all time favorite dessert recipes is..
A date square.
I love Ann Lindsay's w/ coffee as an ing..
I love maybe 3 other recipes....and my friend Robert's aunt's recipe..:)
Her little tip..included using the freshest algerian dates you could find..what a huge difference to the usual supermarket ones that were packaged months and months and months ago..
Apples and oranges..no,wait...dates and dates:)
Your usual crumble w/ the flour butter brown sugar and oatmeal..
But the freshest dates.. and simmered in water or 1/2 half with orange juice..
I used 450 gr. of pitted dates.. and 1 1/2 cups of half and half oj and water..(Original recipe one cup..)simmered till softened and almost jam like.. added a bit more water..
The crumb base..
was 1/2 cup of flour mixed w/ 1 cup butter..added 1 cup brown sugar and 2 cups oatmeal..
All my date square recipes vary and I can just tell what needs more or less of as I am making them:) A trade inner secret I guess:)
Regardless..once you get the knack..they are foolproof keepers..and faves~
Baked at 375 until golden.
The Ann Lindsay ones w/ coffee are equally as good..more ingredients though~
I love Ann Lindsays' recipes.