Date and Honey Bars


makes about 18
175 g (6 oz) dates, stoned (seeded) and chopped
45 ml (3 level tbsp) thick honey
2 tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice
2 tsp (10 ml) plain flour (All purpose)
3/4 cup (75 g) 4 oz self raising (self rising) flour
1/2 cup (125 g) 4 oz Demerara (raw) sugar
150 g (5 oz) rolled oats
3/4 cup 170 g (6 oz) butter, melted


1. Butter and base line an 18 cm (7 inch) square tin which is 2.5 cm (1 inch) deep.

2. Place the dates in a pan with the honey, strained lemon juice, plain flour and 1 20 ml (8 tbsp) water. Bring slowly to the boil, stirring, and cook gently for 3-4 minutes. Turn out and cool.

3. Mix the self-raising flour, sugar, oats and melted butter together and spread half over the base of the tin, pressing down well.

4. Spread the date mixture over the top, and finish with remaining-crumble mixture pressing evenly all over the surface.

5. Bake in the oven at 190°C (375°F) mark 5 for about 25 minutes, until golden; cool in the tin for at least 30 minutes.

6. Cut into bars and ease out of the tin.

What did you think?

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Date & Yummy Bar
posted by Amanda @ 03:00AM, 11/24/09
Very simple recipe - unfortunetly they don't last very long!!!!
Recipe measurements a shambles
posted by Daphne @ 07:42AM, 7/07/11
The flour qty is completely off 3/4 cup, 75gm and 4 ozs, then suger 1/2 cup 125gm and 4ozs. Help! half way through and totally confused. What a waste of ingredients, could make this inedible due to incompetence.

ANSWER - Recipe Correct, you should use one set of measurements, either grams or ounces or cups. 3/4 cup flour = 4 ounces.
1/2 cup sugar = 4 ounces because sugar is heavier. When measuring flour in cups the flour should be sifted because if the flour is compressed from the packet you can get a multitude of weights into a cup depending on how compressed the flour is, so the recipe will be wrong.

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