Date and Orange Oat Squares

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By Geraldene Holt

Published 2011

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I grew up with these nutritious oat squares. My only change to my mother’s recipe is the addition of orange zest and juice to the date filling.


Date and Orange Filling

  • 230 g / 8 oz stoned dried dates
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1


Prepare the filling first. Roughly chop the dates and soften with the orange juice in a pan over moderate heat until the mixture can be mashed to a purée. Remove from the heat and mix in the orange zest and the cornflour. Set aside to cool while you make the oat crust.

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