Mum’s Date Slice

Great Britain

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Appears in
Lavender & Lovage: A Culinary Notebook of Memories & Recipes From Home & Abroad

By Karen Burns-Booth

Published 2019

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Of all the homemade cakes and bakes that Mum used to make regularly when I was growing up, this was undoubtedly my favourite. I have no idea why the humble date slice should be in my top five as it’s not as showy or glamorous as many other home-baked treats, but then maybe that’s the attraction. The recipe is just mashed dates which are baked sandwich-style between shortcrust pastry and that’s it. There are fancier versions out there that have a crumble topping but this recipe is the one I