Traditional Newfoundland Date Squares - Bonita's Kitchen
- Published on: 12/10/2014
- Welcome to Bonita's Kitchen! Today we will be making Date Squares, made with boiled dates and so much more.
500g Chopped dates
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp vanilla
2 cups cold or boiling water
2 cups roll oats
2 cups flour
1 cup of unsweetened coconut
1 cup of brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, cut in small cubes.
- Preheat oven to 350°, lightly grease your pans, or line your pan with parchment paper.
- Making your filling,
-In a medium pot add a pack of chopped dates, 3 tbsp butter, 3 tbsp brown sugar, 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla, and 2 cups of water. Start the pot boiling on medium heat, stir occasionally for about 15 minutes or until filling is thickened, then remove from heat.
- Making your crumble
-In a large bowl add 2 cups roll oats, 2 cups white or brown flour, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup unsweetened coconut, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 1/2 cups of cubed unsalted butter. Mix all ingredients together with your hand until all is evenly incorporated together.
- Layering your pans, in a 11 x 14 inch pan or 7 x 11 inch pan or both, start by sprinkling your crumble mixture on the bottom layer of your pans about 1/3 inch thick, press the crumble mixture down on this layer.
- Then take about 3 or four scoops of your date mixture and put on top of your crumbles, spread evenly over your crumble mixture.
- Next step sprinkle another layer of crumbles mixture over the top of the date mixture. Don't press this layer down just sprinkle over the dates.
- Bake your date squares in a pre-heated oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat let cool then cut in 2 x 2 inch squares.
(Please note: I have two errors in my video, the first error is when I'm making the filing I said 2 tbsp of butter and the recipe said 3 tbsp, and when making the crust I said to use 2 tbsp of baking powder and my recipe said 2 tsp, I apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have cost, Bonita . )
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