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Hood #2 Make Date Chewies in Se7en Steps…

May 28th, 2011 · 7 Comments

I have a hood that has been begging for these and he even went so far as to bring me several recipes… and still I just didn’t get around to it, so eventually he just did it himself… here are Hood #2′s date chewies:

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Let’s Meet The Players:
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1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 cup of crushed marie biscuits (the recipe’s he had called for pecan nuts but we are nut free so crushed biscuits filled the gap).
2 eggs
1 cup of chopped dates
1/2 cup of melted butter, which never made it into the photograph!!!
A little powdered (castor) sugar for dusting.
Let’s Play the Game:

  1. He began by placing the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
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  3. He popped half a packet of Marie Biscuits into the blender – it is the quickest way to get crumbs.
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  5. Then pop the dates and eggs into the blender and shoozh around…
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  7. Add the dates and melted butter to the mixture. Mix away to make a stiff dough.
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  9. Squash the dough into a baking tray…
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  11. Bake in a 180 degree celsius (350 degree Fahrenheit) oven for ten to twelve minutes.
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  13. As soon as they come out of the oven slice them into squares.
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    And the Se7en +1th Step:

  15. And as soon as they have cooled enough to touch then roll them into balls and roll them in the castor sugar to finish.
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And that’s it… a large platter of deliciousness. And one brother who thought they were so wonderful that they should be made the size of tennis balls!!! High Praise, I tell you…

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Have a fun weekend!!!

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 auntymuffin // May 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Hood #2 smile is priceless…pure joy!

  • 2 se7en // May 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Hay Aunty Muffin – you are too right!!! He was thrilled with life just then!!! Hope you have a fun weekend!!!

  • 3 Sam // May 28, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Yum! I must try these! Love that smile too:-)

  • 4 Cheryl // May 30, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Oh those look yummy. I’ve been toying with the idea of making cake pops. Its the same kind of process of making a tray bake and then squashing the squares into balls. Probably a waste to do it with such and interesting recipe as yours. One day…..
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  • 5 se7en // May 30, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Hay Cheryl, So good to hear from you from a freezing Cape Town, where it is pelting with rain!!! We did try cake pops once and I am sure we will try again… they were pretty disastrous… nothing like Bakerella’s perfection!!! Ours were lumpy, and bumpy, and crumbly and sweeter than anything my kids ever eat… we gave up in despair and ate them crumbled with ice-cream… that worked for us!!! We should try again!!! I love your bean tents… and the fact that you trust your plants to grow and come to the party, so to speak!!! I can’t wait to see them grow… Hope you all have a fun week!!!

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