Thursday, November 10, 2016

It's a date!


Date slice that is...


My friend Brenda asked for my date slice recipe...

It's actually Valerie's recipe with a few changes on my part.  Here's the original recipe:

Valerie's Date Slice

4oz/125g melted butter
4oz/125g sugar

Mix butter and sugar together. 

Stir in 1 beaten egg.

Add 1 cup of chopped dates
And 1 cup of self raising flour

Spread in greased and/or lined baking dish/tray and bake at 350F/180C  for 15-20 minutes or until cooked and slightly browned.

So simple!!

Lynda's version:  I only used 100g of brown sugar and substituted some of the flour with ground almonds.  I also added some cardamom, allspice and ginger to the mix.

Enjoy!!


For Yarn Along this week...

Decided to work on some crocheted baby blankets.  Quite a few of the ladies in the Mennonite church are having babies soon, so doing one in cream/blue/yellow, but will also do a cream/pink/green.

And I found this little bear pattern HERE, so thought I'd make some to go with the baby blankets, and also they would be a good size to go in the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, and the pattern could be easily adapted to be a little doll too.  I'm a bit late for this year, but can make a start for next...

Browsing and enjoying this book about Beatrix Potter.
 
Lunch time...chicken soup!  Then some crochet time with a cup of tea, and some letter writing.
 
  My head (migraine) is not too good today so am having an easy, inside day.
 
Enjoy your day!
 
xx

4 comments:

  1. The recipe sounds good! Love the baby blanket and teddy bear too! Going to be nice!

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  2. Reading about your date slice makes me remember the Date Bars that my mother used to make from a box mix. Now I can't remember if I ever tried to make something like that from scratch, but I bet I have a recipe for them around here somewhere.... They had a crumble topping... If I can't find that sort, I might try yours - thank you!! I love dates. Maybe I will also look to see if there is still a box mix on the shelves at the market. :-)

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    1. Hello again Gretchen Joanna!!

      I like dates too, and put them in recipes even when they are not called for :)

      I made a chocolate weetbix slice the other day...and added dates. It was good!! xx

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