Lemon Date Squares

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Makes approximately 16 squares


Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. Grated lemon zest
  • 2 Eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Flour
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ cup Californian Medjool Dates, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon juice

 


Method:

  1. Cream butter with sugar.
  2. Blend one cup of flour into mixture.
  3. Pat into the bottom of an 20cm square pan.
  4. Bake at 180°c for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven.
  5. Beat eggs until frothy. Add sugar and lemon zest. Beat until lemon is blended well.
  6. Blend in flour, salt, dates, coconut and lemon juice.
  7. Spoon over prepared crust and bake at 180°c for 25 minutes.
  8. Cool on a rack and cut into approximately 16 squares.