|All-purpose flour||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar||1 Tablespoon|
|Shortening||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Snipped dates||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|All-purpose flour||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Packed brown sugar||3 Tablespoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1 Dash|
|Ground ginger||1 Dash|
|Butter||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Molasses||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), beaten|
|Egg||1 , beaten|
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Combine 1 1/4 cups flour, granulated sugar and salt for making the crust.
3. Cut shortening into the size of peas and add to the flour mixture.
4. Add 1 tablespoon cold water on a portion of the mixture and mix gently with a fork. Push this moistened portion to one side of the bowl.
5. Repeat this step with 3 to 4 tablespoons water, until entire dough is moistened.
6. Then, make dough balls.
7. Roll the dough over lightly floured surface to form a 10-inch square. Fit the square in a baking pan, allowing dough to extend up the sides.
8. Fold pastry edges over so that the sides are 1 inch tall. Press the pastry gently against edges of pan. Sprinkle dates over pastry.
9. In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar and spices together for making crumb topping. Add butter and blend until the mixture appears like coarse crumbs.
10. In a bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of hot water with baking soda to prepare the filling. Then, add molasses and egg and pour over the crust. Top with crumb topping.
11. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until filling appears puffed and the pastry is golden.
12. Cool in pan on wire rack.
13. Slice into bars or triangles and serve upon cooling.
Calories 630 Calories from Fat 268
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30 g46.7%
Saturated Fat 12 g60%
Trans Fat 2.2 g
Cholesterol 83.1 mg27.7%
Sodium 238.7 mg9.9%
Total Carbohydrates 84 g27.9%
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11.1%
Sugars 36 g
Protein 8 g15.5%
Vitamin A 8.3% Vitamin C 0.12%
Calcium 7.9% Iron 22.4%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet