This recipe for Date Slice is super easy, super quick, super tasty and not forgetting very nutritious too.
Date Slice is one of those recipes which mum and I would often make together when I was a teen during the long summer holidays. No sooner was the bake out of the oven and cooled, they were snaffled up and literally only crumbs remained!
As already mentioned it's a really easy bake, particularly if you choose to use shop bought pastry. But if you enjoy making your own homemade pastry, like me, then a Date Slice bake really doesn't take that much longer. Once rolled out, the pastry base is filled with a date mixture which is topped with another sheet of pastry, sprinkled with sugar and then popped into the oven.
Before you know it, you can be enjoying a delicious piece of this traybake Date Slice with your favourite pot of tea.
Now, it's probably fair to say Date Slice isn't a sexy bake. But what it lacks in curb appeal it certainly makes up in flavour and nutrition. Dates are rich in dietary fibre, are an excellent source of iron, potassium, calcium, manganese and copper and are also a good source of vitamin A. In addition, as the dates are naturally high in sugar there's no need to add any additional sugar to the date mixture.
If you're a fan of dates as much as I am then you may also enjoy this Date Tart recipe which is finished with a lattice crust (a tad more sexy than it's humble cousin!) or perhaps these Snack Balls made with date apple and almonds.