Thursday, July 04, 2013

Chewy date and coconut bars

This is a gorgeous recipe which Leigh obtained from a day long cookery course at the cookery school in Aldeburgh. There was a period when we used to make it pretty frequently, but it hasn't been made for a while and I thought it was about time it saw the light of day again!!!

115g butter
1 large tbsp golden syrup
1 egg, beaten
140g chopped dates
170g demerara sugar
85g dessicated coconut
115g self-raising flour

- Preheat oven 160C/325F/Gas 3
- Melt the butter and syrup together
- Allow it to cool for 5 minutes and then beat in the egg
- Mix all the dry ingredients together, then add the egg mixture and stir well
- Tip into an 8in square tin and press down
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes
- Allow to cool and slice into bars

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