Old-Fashioned Date Squares
Combine dates, water and white sugar in saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
1
Turn off heat and stir in lemon juice. Allow to cool before proceeding.
2
In a medium bowl combine the oats, flour and brown sugar.
3
Add cold butter pieces and cut into flour mixture with a pastry cutter.
4
Dissolve baking soda in hot water and pour over flour butter mixture.
5
Add about half of the flour mixture to prepared baking pan.
6
Pat the mixture flat and even.
7
Spoon cooled date mixture evenly overtop.
8
Sprinkle remaining flour mixture overtop. Bake.
9
Allow to cool in pan, then lift out and cut into squares.