About Me

I was a banker who pursued my passion in baking and turned it into a home-based business.I taught Home Economics (HELE) in The Learning Child in Ayala Alabang. I also was a community volunteer and taught arts and crafts and home economics to the children in Virlanie, a non-govt institution that care for streetchildren.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Food for the Gods

Another easy recipe that can be wrapped individually in colored cellophane and given as gifts during the Christmas season.

Several years ago when I was in New Jersey, I taught this recipe to one of my BFFs and her daughter. They have been baking it since.

1 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons honey (to make the bars chewy)
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup (8 oz. chopped pitted dates)

Pre heat oven to 350 F.

Line a 9 x 13 rectangular pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Cream the butter, add the white sugar and  brown sugar.  Add the eggs and beat well after each addition. Add honey.
Mix the dates into the dry ingredients. Add into the batter with the walnuts.  Continue beating until well blended.
Spread evenly on the pan.. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool.  Cut into squares or rectangles (24 or 36 pieces). 

(Cover each piece with aluminum foil before wrapping it in cellophane)

1 comment:

  1. The most delicious Food for the Gods ever! Here, they call it date bars. Every single friend, neighbor, boss, officemate who've tasted this had one comment: ang galing ko daw na baker! Hahahaha! It tastes even better when it's individually foiled, then put in the fridge! OMG, ang sarrrrap!