Delicious Date Slices
I have always loved eating dates, as a fruit, by itself, coated with chocolate and baked in a variety of ways. So date slices happens to be one of my favorites treats.
As a college student we walked passed Model Dairy, a cafe in Gardiner Street, Durban, South Africa, everyday. They had very tempting treats. On the rare occasions that we did splurge, I always chose the date slices.
I have tried making my version of them on a few occasions. Here is a recipe for the batch I made a few days ago. The only sugar that is used is a light sprinkling of icing sugar/confectioners sugar, on the top, for decorative purposes. This step is optional. The date are sweet enough and do not need any additional sugar.
For those who are on diets where sugar intake is not advised, please note that the dates do contain natural sugar. You should ask your doctor if dates are permissible for your health condition. Dates have many health benefits such as fiber, vitamins, anti-oxidants and potassium, amongst other, Benefits of Dates. Here is the recipe.
Date Slices just out of oven
Dough applied to base of baking pan
Dough rolled for upper layer
Ingredients mixed to form dough for date slices
Date and Water Microwaved to form soft filling for Date Slices
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