Date and Nut Bars

Date & Nut Bars

Date and Nut Bars
Adapted from acakebakesinbrooklyn

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups chopped dates
1 ½ cups nuts (I used walnuts)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
5 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder

Method:
Beat eggs till creamy.
Add flour and baking powder and beat until mixed.
Fold in nuts and dates.
Spread on a greased parchment lined baking tray. Spread even and thin as possible.
Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degree for 15-20 mins or until bottom starts to brown.
Cool and cut into squares.

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Fruit and Nut Bars

Fruit and Nut Bars

Fruit and Nut Bars / Tu bi’Shvat Cake

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups dried fruits (any combination –raisins, apricots, dates, prunes cherries etc)
1 ½ cups nuts (any combination-pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews etc)
7 tbsp flour
5 tbsp sugar
3 large eggs
¼ tsp nutmeg powder
½ tsp cinnamon powder
¼ tsp salt
Pinch of ground cloves

Method:
Mix eggs lightly in a big bowl. Add flour, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and salt and mix.
Stir in dried fruits and nuts
Put the mixture in a parchment lined pan (loaf pan preferred) and bake in a preheated oven at 160 degree for 1 hr. ( The extended baking time makes it dry and chewy and perfect!!)
Cool and use a very sharp knife to cut thin slices.

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