Date Slice (Thermomix Method Included)

Date Slice TitleDate Slice is another Old-Fashioned favourite of mine. It is quick, easy, doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and it feeds a lot of people. I have also made it as a dessert, by putting double the amount of dates in it (I also halved the sugar) and served it with warm vanilla custard!

This is my nana’s recipe, but I have doubled it for my very large slice tin (25cm by 35cm) and as you can see in the photo, it cuts into 30 large slices. So you could halve the ingredients for a smaller tin. You could even make this sugar free if you want, as the dates are very sweet (just add a few more dates).

Ingredients

2 – 3 Cups Dates (350g)

2 Cups Self Raising Flour (Gluten Free SR Flour if needed) (320g)

2 Cups Coconut (250g)

I just made it using oats instead of coconut, thanks to a suggestion by one of my followers!!! It was so good. Thanks so much Nadine!

3/4 Cup Sugar (100g)

I use brown, but it will work with coconut, rapadura etc… or you could leave it out all together and just add more dates.

250g Unsalted Butter

2 Eggs

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. Prepare slice tin with baking paper.

2. Melt butter and when cooled add beaten eggs.

3. Chop dates, by hand or in a food processor.

4. Combine all dry ingredients and add chopped dates, making sure they are all coasted with the dry ingredients.

date slice

Coating the dates in the dry mixture stops them from sinking to the bottom!

5. Add melted butter and egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.

6. Press into a large slice tin (25cm by 35cm).

Date Slice

I think pressing it into the tin takes longer than the whole making process!

7. Cook in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes.

8. Cool in the tin, cut and eat!

Finished Date Slice

It makes 30 large slices.

THERMOMIX VERSION

Thermomix

This slice was made in the TM31 and can be made in the TM5 on manual.

1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC

2. Prepare slice tin with baking paper.

3. Place dates into mixing bowl and chop 4 seconds/speed 7.

4. Add butter into mixing bowl and melt 2 minutes/Varoma/speed 2.

5. Scrape down the bowl, then add eggs through the Measuring Cup hole, while on speed 3/ backwards/30 seconds to mix the eggs and butter.

6. Add all other ingredients and mix 1 -2 minutes/speed 3 or until all ingredients are combined.

7. Press into a large slice tin (25cm by 35cm).

Date Slice

Press evenly as it help with the cooking process

8. Cook in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.

9. Cool in the tin, cut and eat!

This was one of my nana’s favourite slices. It freezes very well so handy to have when people drop over or for school lunches, so you can monitor the amount of sugar in your kids food!

Thanks for dropping by and reading. I’d love to know what you think, so please leave a comment or ask me some questions.

Enjoy Irresponsibly!

Liz xx

 

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14 Comments

  1. fran

    On step 5 for the thermomix it says speed 3 then backwards I am new to thermomix does that mean reverse sorry for a silly question but want to make this as it looks yum and don’t want to make a mistake thank you

    Reply
    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hi Fran,
      Yes backwards is the same as reverse and not a silly question 🙂
      Thanks for asking!
      Liz xxx

      Reply
  2. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    A gorgeous classic Aussie slice! Thanks for the recipe, I really enjoy eating it but have never made it 😀

    Reply
    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes Lorraine… it really is, I have been looking for a Date roll tin, so I can make my nana’s date roll cake, but no one seems to have them any more! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hi Tania, it is a very large portion, so maybe the first time you could make a half a batch, just in case 🙂 liz xx

      Reply
  3. Vicky Donaldson

    I’m going to try this as Sticky date pudding is one of my most fav desserts. And I’m keen to try the no bake hedgehog slice too.
    ohh too yummy!!

    Reply
    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hi Vicky, this is a bit dryer than sticky date, but if you make a sauce it would be very nice drizzled over it and not as rich as the full sticky date pudding 🙂 That Hedgehog slice is lethal 🙂 Liz xx

      Reply
  4. Pamela

    This was so easy to make and delicious…left my date fairly chunky so you get good bits…

    Now onto chocolate caramel slice ….

    Hopefully they last till party over weekend.

    Thanks Liz xxx

    Reply
    • Elizabeth Connolly

      That Great Pam, I alter between chunky and fine!!! Oh don’t do the Chocolate Caramel slice, its addictive 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! Liz x

      Reply
    • Liz Connolly

      Yes… I sort of eat it when ever it takes my fancy 🙂 Liz x

      Reply
  5. Hotly Spiced

    I love date slice. I wish I had a slice tin like yours – it makes enough to serve a crowd. You cut your little squares so perfectly xx

    Reply
    • Liz Connolly

      Thanks Charlie…. I did try to cut them well because of the photo, but usually they are now very uniform 🙂
      Liz x

      Reply

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