Recipe: Date and Walnut Squares

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Delectable little chewy squares full of traditional dates and walnuts


  • 2 oz. (50g) walnuts
  • 2 oz. (50g) dates
  • 2 tbsps. syrup
  • 1 egg
  • half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3 oz. (75g) flour
  • 1 oz. (25g) lard
  • 1 oz. margarine
  • milk
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Put the margarine, lard and syrup into a bowl and cream together
    2. Add the flour, egg, baking powder, walnuts, dates and enough milk to mix into a stiff mixture
    3. Grease a swiss roll tin and spread the mixture evenly on it
    4. bake in a pre-heated oven at 400F, Gas Mark 6, 200C for 15 minutes
    5. Allow to cool before cutting into squares

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