Matrimonial Cake (date Squares) Recipe

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Matrimonial Cake (date squares)

Shannon Iggulden

By
@ssdigg63

These are served on special occasions and are an old favorite

Rating:
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Serves:
36 squares
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
butter
1 c
brown sugar
1 1/2 c
rolled oats

DATE FILLING

1/2 lb
dates
2 Tbsp
sugar (white or brown)
1 tsp
lemon juice
1/2 c
cold water
2 Tbsp
orange juice
1/2
orange rind, grated

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Prepare date filling:
Cook dates, water, orange rind and sugar in a small saucepan over moderate heat until thick and smooth. Remove from heat and add fruit juice. Mix well and set aside to cool.
2Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Rub in butter with tips of fingers . Add sugar and rolled oats. Spread half of crumbs in a greased 11 x 7 baking pan. Pat to make smooth. Cover with cooled date filling , spread evenly, then cover with remaining crumb mixture. Pat smooth. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Increase heat slightly towards end to brown.
3Let cool and cut into squares.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegan, Dairy Free
Other Tag: Heirloom