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


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Rating:

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat 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.
2
Sift 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.
3
Let 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