Date Slice Recipe



500 gm dates
½ cup water
1 Tsp Naturally Sweet Xylitol


200 gm milk free shortening (I used Nutlex brand)
½ Naturally Sweet Xylitol
2 ½ cups Rolled Oats
2 cups Plain wholemeal flour
1 Tsp Bi-carb Soda
¾ cup warm water


Preheat oven to moderate, line a 28cm x 18 cm slab tin with baking paper
Mix well together the Xylitol and shortening add bi-carb, flour and oats. Finally add water mixing well
Divide mixture into half
Spread one half over the base pressing down firmly
Spread over the cooked date mixture
Sprinkle over the remains of the base mixture and gently spread out to form a topping
Bake in moderate oven for about 35 minutes or till cooked and very pale brown
Cut into slices and serve either warm as a dessert or cold as a slice

Recipe courtesy J Litchfield

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