Date slice

This is perfect for a sweet tooth, but without any added sugar!

DATE MIXTURE:

  • 500g pitted dates
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • The juice of 1 lime (2 tbsp)
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

Date slice
Pastry (top and bottom)

  • 1½ cup  almonds
  • 1 cup coconut shredded
  • 1¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate soda
  • Pinch cream of tartar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup coconut oil

 

Combine all the ingredients for the date mixture in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Use a spoon to mix it into a creamy date mixture. Set aside to cool.
In the bowl of your food processor, combine all the ingredients for the top and bottom pastry layers
Process on pulse until the mixture is well combined.  Refrigerate mixture for 15-20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Press a little more than half the mixture at the bottom of a cake tin that’s been lined with parchment paper. Place that in the oven and blind bake for 8-10 minutes until the crust starts to turn slightly golden brown.
Remove from the oven, spread the date mixture as evenly as you can over the bottom layer then loosely crumble the rest of the pastry mixture right on top.

Bake in  oven for 22-25 minutes, until the top gets nice and golden.
Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
Date slice

 

I founf this this mixture slightly crumbly, but got firmer the next day.  Might consider adding an egg next time to the pastry mixture.

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