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Friday, 3 May 2019

Date Squares or date Slices

It's Friday ..
my prefer day to make somthing spacial to enjoy it on my weekend. Yes,  i'll share with you this time a simple and delicious date squares (Arabian way)  we call it Mabruosha and some call it maamoul squares. I really adore this squares so delicious and perfect to serve at my tea time. It is a kind of sticky dough spread in a tray and filled with date and i also added walnut which gave my date squares a kind of lovely new taste.


Date Squares or date Slices 

Ingredients:

For dough:
4 and 1/2 Cups all purpos flour
2 Eggs
1 Cup sugar
1 Tsp vanilla extract
3/4 Cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp baking powder

Filling:
350g date paste
1 tbsp soft butter
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup walnut (optional)

The way:

- Preheat oven 180°C. Prepare square pan by paint with butter and placing a parchment paper.
- In a bowl mix eggs with sugar and vanila, add vegetable oil. Mix all together until well combine. 
- Add 4 cups of flour (keep the remaine half cup for later) with baking powder. Knead the dough until sticky and elastic.
- In another bowl prepare the filling add butter, ground cinnamon & cardamom to the date paste. Knead until you have a soften date paste.
- Take out two thirds of the dough. Into the remain third; add 1/2 cup of flour, knead the dough until coherant. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 15 minutes.
- Spread the two thirds of dough in the prepared pan. The date paste is then spread over the crust, add walnut. With food grater start to grate the chilled dough as crumbles at the top until the date layer covered.
- Bake in preheated eoven 180°C for about 30 to 35 minutes or until golden color.
- Cool down on a wire wrack for 10 minutes. Cut as squares.

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