Date Shortbread 1968 Recipes

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GRAMMA'S DATE SQUARES



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A date filled bar with a chewy oatmeal crust. This is my grandmother's recipe, which my whole family loves.

Provided by Mai Forrester

Categories     Desserts     Cookies     International Cookie Recipes     Canadian Cookie Recipes

Time 50m

Yield 12

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 ½ cups rolled oats
1 ½ cups sifted pastry flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup butter, softened
¾ pound pitted dates, diced
1 cup water
⅓ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, pastry flour, salt, 1 cup brown sugar, and baking soda. Mix in the butter until crumbly. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch square baking pan.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the dates, water, and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Bring to a boil, and cook until thickened. Stir in lemon juice, and remove from heat. Spread the filling over the base, and pat the remaining crumb mixture on top.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in preheated oven, or until top is lightly toasted. Cool before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 363.1 calories, Carbohydrate 63.7 g, Cholesterol 30.5 mg, Fat 12.5 g, Fiber 5.3 g, Protein 3.7 g, SaturatedFat 7.4 g, Sodium 217.4 mg, Sugar 41.8 g

DATE SHORTBREAD 1968



Date Shortbread 1968 image

This recipe is from Anne O'Rielly, Kim and Erins grandmother. She gave this recipe to me when I was doing a lot of baking for Christmas boxes and showers. This is similar to Oatmeal Date squares or Matrimonial cake, only it uses raisins in the flling with the dates.

Provided by andypandy

Categories     Dessert

Time 45m

Yield 20 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 11

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup solid margarine or 1 cup salted butter
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
3/4 lb dates, pitted and chopped
1/4 lb raisins
1 cup cold water

Steps:

  • Filling:.
  • Combine, dates, raisins and water, and cook over medium heat until thick and redued. Remove and cool.
  • Base and top:.
  • Place flour, soda, powder and salt into a large bowl. Cut in the margarine or butter until crumbly. Then mix in the brown sugar and oats, combining well.
  • Pat half this base crumb mixture into a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
  • Spread cooled filling evenly on top.
  • Pat lightly the remaining crumbs on the top.
  • Place in preheated oven 325 degrees, for 30 to 35 minutes. Increase heat if necessary to make sure the top is a nice light golden brown.
  • Cut into squares while still slightly warm. Then cool thoroughly.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 245.4, Fat 9.7, SaturatedFat 1.7, Sodium 191, Carbohydrate 39.4, Fiber 2.5, Sugar 24.9, Protein 2.6

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Top Asked Questions

What is the history of shortbread?
The first shortbread recipe appeared in a Scottish cookbook dated 1736; early formulas called for yeast, but by 1850 most were utilizing only butter, flour, and sugar, combined in a ratio bakers still use.
What do you put on dates in shortbread bars?
The date mixture is spread over the baked shortbread crust. Buttery shortbread crumbs are sprinkled over the date filling and the bars are baked to perfection. Combine the dates, nuts, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and water in a medium saucepan.
How long do you cook shortbread in the oven for?
Spread the filling on top of the shortbread base until it is covered. Bake in the oven for about 15-20 mins until lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes and then spread some date paste on top.
How do you make date bread?
An old-fashioned date bread recipe made with butter, eggs, pecans, and chopped dates. Serve for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or tea. Chop the dates into ½" pieces with a kitchen scissors. Place chopped dates in a medium mixing bowl and pour the 2 cups of boiling water over the dates. Let stand for 30 minutes to soften the dates.

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