The thing is, I just can’t let September go without posting something Christmas-related. After all, here in the Philippines, Christmas starts way too early, as early as the first day of September. But then this happened, then again this one happened, and I can not help it, this too happened.
Good thing it’s still September, yes-I-know-it’s-still-too-easily-for-Christmas, but Christmas just brings giddy, happy, fuzzy feelings that I vote Christmas should be celebrated everyday. Okay, so maybe not everyday, but maybe at least Christmas songs get to be played at radio stations as early as February? Would it be too much to ask? Hope not 🙂
Anyway, let’s talk about these Food for the Gods and how ridiculously good they are. Let’s just say of all the things the came out of the Bake Happy oven, this is one of those that I didn’t witness go out of the door. Once they tasted it, my Ma and Mom immediately requested we keep it and serve as dessert the coming days. Not that I complained. It tasted good the day it was baked but tasted even better as they days go by. I am kind of debating in my head whether the next time I make it, I add rhum or not. I am thinking maybe yes. What do you think? In the meantime, here’s how I made it.
Let’s start by sifting together TDI 0r Team Dry Ingredients – all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt together butter, the white and brown sugar.
Cool first before proceeding with the next step.
Mix in eggs one at a time.
Fold in the chopped walnuts. It would be great to toast the walnuts first for a nuttier flavor.
Fold in the dates next.
Add flour to the batter.
Mix until just combined.
Pour batter over a lined 9×13 pan.
Bake at 350F for 40 -45 mins or until done.
Cool completely before cutting into bars.
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup dates
- 1 cup walnuts
- Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- Melt together butter and the two sugars. Cool first before proceeding with the next step.
- Add the eggs one at a time.
- Fold in date and walnuts.
- Add flour to the batter, mix until just combined.
- Pour batter over a lined 9x13 pan and bake at 350F for 40 -45 mins or until done.
- Cool completely before cutting into bars.