Saturday, 5 May 2012
Moist Date Slice
This slice is called many different names depending where it came from. It is known as Nanna's Slice, Fathers Favourite, Annie's Slice, Lexie's Slice, my friend Tor makes it with cherries, and Di makes it with apricots ! Obviously a winner!
It has obviously been around for ever, as it is in my Grandmothers cook book. It is very easy and yes you can use whatever dried fruit you have in the cupboard. I have used apricots and sultanas, currants, cherries, and mixed fruit, as an alternative.You could also try 1 cup fruit and 1/2 cups nuts!
Try a different combination each time you make it and see which one is your favourite.
1 cup coconut
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup soft brown sugar
125 gram butter
1 1/2 cups chopped dates and raisins whole, about 3/4 cup each
Melt butter and sugar together in saucepan, stirring continuously. Set aside to cool slightly.
Place all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl, add egg and mix in melted butter and sugar. Line a 11 x 7 inch tin with baking paper and spread evenly with mixture.Cook at 160C for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.