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Date Crunchies

Ingredients
  Lemon 1
  Plain flour 8 Ounce
  Rolled oats 4 Ounce
  Sugar 3 Ounce
  Butter 5 Ounce
  Stoned dates 12 Ounce
  Water 4 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Rub the tin with a piece of greased paper (a butter or margarine paper will serve).
2 Preheat the oven to 350°F/ gas mark 4

MAKING
3 Grate the lemon rind.
4 In a basin, put the flour.
5 Add in the oats, sugar and lemon rind.
6 In a pan, put the butter and melt gently.
7 Combine the melted fat with the dry ingredients.
8 Mix them well until the mixture is crumbly.
9 On to the prepared tin, sprinkle half this mixture and press it well down.
10 Put the dates on to the chopping board.
11 Chop the dates into small pieces.
12 In a pan, put the dates with the water; cook until pulpy.
13 When the dates are quite soft, spread them over the dry ingredients and smooth over with a palette knife.
14 Sprinkle on the rest of mixture, pressing down well.
15 Bake in a moderate oven for 1 hour.
16 When cooked, turn it upside-down on a board.
17 Cut into fingers or squares.
18 Allow to cool on the rack.

SERVING
19 Serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Date
Interest: 
Kids, Party
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
100 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes

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