Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Date & Apple Squares

For me, Christmas is the season of apples and walnuts, and this is one of my favorite recipes for the season. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do!

Cooking apples 1 lb
Shelled walnuts 2 oz
Stoned dates 4 oz
100% wholemeal self-raising flour 4 oz
raw brown sugar 4 oz (you can take less if you prefer it not too sweet)
clear honey 1 tbsp
melted butter or margarine 1 oz
1 egg
1 pinch of salt

Dice the apples, chop the walnuts and dates, mix well with remaining ingredients. Spread mixture into a lightly greased 8'' square shallow tin.

Bake in the oven at 400F for about 30 minutes until golden and risen.
Cut into squares and serve warm with fresh or soured cream.

I love the combination of the fruity, sweet squares with crème fraîche / sour cream.

Serves 4-6

I discovered this recipe during my studies in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Enjoy and while you're at it, don't forget that it's best combined with a good book - and what better book in this season than a collection of heart-warming Christmas stories?


  1. Thanks, Beate. Great recipe, and your post made me think about Scotland...a gorgeous country that I visited several years ago.

  2. Oooo, this looks so yummy! I'll be trying it!

  3. Thank you so much for your comments! I hope you'll love the recipe as much as I do. Josie, yes, Scotland is great, but I admit I was never as cold in my whole life before . . . :-)