Matrimonial Cake (date squares)

Matrimonial Cake (date Squares) Recipe

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Shannon Iggulden

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@ssdigg63

These are served on special occasions and are an old favorite

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

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Matrimonial Cake (date squares)

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.

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About Matrimonial Cake (date squares)

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




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