Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Date Squares / Matrimonial Cake - Margaret Ullrich



Got an e mail for another date recipe.

Sure.
We're all in this together.
Next year we'll know better.
Right.

This is also called Matrimonial Cake, but you cut it into bars.
Who cares.  
It uses up those dates.



                        Date Squares
                                                            
grease an 8" square pan         
preheat oven to 325ยบ           
bake 40 min.

Bring to a boil
1 Cup dates
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 Cup water
Simmer 5 minutes
Cool
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Mix together
1 Cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda     
1/8 teaspoon salt
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Cut in
1 Cup margarine
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Blend in
1 Cup brown sugar
2 Cups oatmeal

Press half the crumb mixture in the prepared pan.
Cover with the date filling.
Top with the remaining crumb mixture.
bake - cool - cut into bars

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