Matrimonial cake
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Matrimonial cake
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:52:33 AM. Recipe ID 14286. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Matrimonial cake
 Categories: Canadian, Bars
      Yield: 1 servings
 
  1 1/2 c  Flour, all purpose
  1 1/2 c  Rolled oats
      1 c  Brown sugar; packed
    1/2 ts Baking soda
    1/4 ts -Salt
    3/4 c  Butter; softened

MMMMM--------------------------FILLING-------------------------------
      2 c  Dates; chopped, pitted
    1/2 c  Sugar, granulated
      1 ts Lemon juice
    3/4 c  -Boiling water
 
  "This recipe in some old cookbooks is called Date Sandwich Cake. Other
  variations are Raisin Squares or Fig Squares. .. Date Squares
  (Matrimonial Cake, if you happen to come from the West) are a real
  nostalgia treat. The fillings in the 30s recipes was extremely sweet.
  Today's versions reduce the sugar in the filling, since the dates are
  sweet enough, and are often microwaved. Raisin Puff, an old favorite
  in P.E.I. is somewhat similar, with raisin filling sandwiched between
  layers of soft cookie dough instead of an oatmeal mixture."
  
  Filling: In saucepan, cook dates, sugar, lemon juice and water over
  medium heat, stirring often, until the dates are soft, about 15
  minutes. Let cool.
    In a bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, sugar, baking soda and salt;
  blend in butter until mixture is crumbly. Pat half onto bottom of 9
  inch square pan. Spread filling evenly over the top. Sprinkle with
  the remaining flour mixture, patting lightly. Bake in a 350F oven for
  30 to 35 minutes or until nicely browned. Let cool; cut into squares.
  
  MAKES: 36 SQUARES VARIATION: Mincemeat Squares
  : Use 2 cups mincemeat instead of date filling.
  




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Recipe ID 14286 (Apr 03, 2005)

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