Oat and Date Traybake

    Oat and Date Traybake


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    About this recipe: A wonderfully crumbly and sticky traybake, chock-a-block with dates that are sandwiched between an oat-based pastry. Deliciously different but easy to make!

    Serves: 48 

    • 370g dates, pitted and chopped
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 150ml water
    • 190g flour
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 120g quick cooking oats
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 155g margarine

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a swiss roll tin.
    2. To make filling: In a saucepan over low heat, combine dates, water, caster sugar and lemon juice. Heat for about 8 minutes, or until thick. Set aside to let cool.
    3. To make pastry: In a large bowl, combine flour, dark brown soft sugar, oats and salt. Mix until well blended. Rub in margarine until mixture forms into coarse crumbs.
    4. Press half of pastry mix into tin. Cover with date mixture and spread remaining pastry mix over the top.
    5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Let cool on wire rack before cutting.

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    This is seriously good! A family favourite. And a breeze to make. - 15 Jul 2015

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