These Date and Nut Bars have a crumbly, buttery pastry encasing a gorgeous filling of dates, walnuts, cranberries and pistachios. Absolutely delicious and such a pleasure to make!
Keyword: cookie bars, date and nut bars, easy pastry
Author: Natasha Minocha
130 gmscubed & chilled butter
1-4tbspice cold water
150gmsdates, pitted and chopped
2tbsphoneyplus extra for brushing
milk for glazing
Place the flour, sugar, and butter in a large bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour, until the mixture resembles pea-sized clumps.
Add the ice-cold water, 1 Tbsp at a time, bring the mixture together until a soft dough is formed.
Pat it in a round shape and wrap it with cling wrap. Place in the refrigerator for 30 mins. While it cools, make the filling.
Place the chopped dates, cranberries, lemon juice and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Remove from the heat. Add in the nuts and honey. Set aside and leave to cool.
Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper or line with silpat.
Divide the dough in half and roll out each half in a rectangle, roughly 12"* 8" in size. I rolled each half in between two sheets of baking paper to avoid any dough breakage as buckwheat does make the dough a bit crumbly. It worked very well, though I got two ovals instead!
Spread the date mixture on one rectangle/oval, leave about 1 cm edge all around. Wet the edge lightly with water. Carefully place the other rectangle over.
Press to seal the edges. Score the pastry into 14 slices.
Brush with milk and bake for about 20 -25 minutes at 180 C until golden. Brush with 1 tsp of honey while it's still hot.
Let it cool before cutting.
Date and Nut Bars - https://www.tashasartisanfoods.com/blog/ -August 13, 2015