Date Slice by Cathy.
First Make Filling.
Into a pot put ,
400gm bag pitted dates, 1 cup boiling water, 4 tbsp brown sugar,
Simmer for approx 10 mins or until soft and stewed.
Next Make Base.
2 cups flour, (I use spelt flour which you can buy from Harvest wholefoods, Grey Lynn or East West Organics, Glen Eden)
200gm Butter melted, 1 cup brown sugar, 2 cups rolled oats, 3/4 tspn of baking soda.
Add to this 1 tspn cinnamon, 1/2 -1 tspn cardomom (depends on your taste buds, I normally do 1 tsp), grated fresh nutmeg a good amount. MIX WELL so crumbly .
Use non stick baking paper to line a slice tin, press 2/3 of base mixture into the tin firmly. Add date mixture and spread evenly with a knife. Add the rest of base mixture and press on top of the dates.
180 c for about 30mins, cut while still warm.