Saturday, July 21, 2012

Date Orange Bar

Date Orange Bars

Sometimes you need something a little less chocolate and a little more orange... when you have one of those days - this date and orange bar is the choice du jour!


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of bi-carbonate soda
  • 60g butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of shredded orange peel
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • ¼ cup of orange juice
  • ½ cup stoned dates, finely chopped
  • ½ cup blanched almonds, chopped

Combine flour, baking powder and soda.

Beat butter for about 30 seconds then add brown sugar, beat until light and fluffy.  Add egg and peel, beat well.  Combine milk and juice.  Add to beaten mixture alternately with dry ingredients, beating after each addition.  Stir in dates and nuts.

Spread in greased baking tin (approx.. size 28x18x3.5cm).  Pre-heat the oven to moderate 180 celsius and bake for 25mins.  Cool on wire rack.  Spread with Lemon Glaze or some icing sugar if desired.  Cut into bars.

To make Lemon Glaze:
Stir together 1 cup sifted icing sugar with enough lemon juice to make a pouring consistency.

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz.

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