Caramel Date Fingers

By PaisleyJade - Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tried these little guys out today... different but still nice. Straight from the trusty "Edmonds" cook book.

1 cup dates, chopped
1 cup water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon butter
2 teaspoons cocoa
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence

125g butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspon baking powder

Put dates in a saucepan. Add water, sugar, butter and cocoa. Cook gently over a low heat until a paste-like consistency is obtained. Add vanilla and cool.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Sift flour and baking powder together. Mix into creamed mixture. Press out half the mixture to fit the base of a 20cm square tin. Spread with date mixture. On a piece of waxed paper pat or roll out remaining dough to a 20cm square. Place on top of date filling. Bake at 180 deg C for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into fingers. Other dried fruits such as prunes, apricots and raisins, alone or mixed, can preplace dates. Makes 15.

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