Coffee Date Slice
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A moist, crumbly slice of goodness, great for elevenses or an afternoon snack alike.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: European
Serves: 8
  • 250 grams dates
  • 75 ml strong coffee
  • 160 grams wholemeal flour
  • 70 grams oats
  • 55 grams brown sugar
  • 110 grams butter
  • Grated zest of half an orange
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C (180C fan).
  1. Put coffee and dates in a saucepan and warm at a low heat until the dates are soft and squidgy.
  1. Mix the other ingredients together using a food processor or your hands until you have a loose crumble.
  1. In a 8x5 shape (I didn't have a small tin so made one from aluminium foil. Baking paper will work too.), pour in half of the crumb mixture and press down firmly into an even layer.
  2. Spoon the dates over the base layer and even out. (This need a little care as the dates are sticky and take the base crumb with them if you lift them off it.)
  3. Sprinkle the rest of the crumb mixture over the dates and press down firmly.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Let cool before cutting.
Recipe by Edinburgh Foody at