Date-Nut Squares

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Makes approx 20

Delicious and exotic squares with an amazing combination of nuts, coconut and a slight hint of citrus.

1 cup
self-rising flour
1/2 cup
caster sugar
1 cup
desiccated coconut
1 tsp.
lemon rind
1 cup
dates, de-stoned and chopped
1/2 cup
nuts, ground
(I used almonds)
butter, melted
egg white
1/4 cup
cup of water or milk

Mix flour, sugar, coconut, lemon rind, dates and nuts well with a spoon till combined thoroughly.

Beat the butter and egg white well then add the dry ingredients to it and all the water or milk. Mix it all well then put it in a greased baking sheet and bake at 180degrees C for about 20 mins or until light golden.

Let it cool for 5 mins and transfer to a rack, let it cool well, cut into squares and enjoy!



Hi fuzia great recipes keep it up love.

Now does anyone now how to make gogley I might have spelt that wrong its an traditional methai or biscuit people make at home.

If anyone knows how to make it please let me now.

Thank you.

Assalamu alaikkum , your doing great job

Salaam aleikum! hope you are well! I wanted to ask how many pieces does this recipe make? thanks xxx

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, have never counted, approximately 20-24 pieces I guess.

Salmz.....what are de ing. U add in 2 obtain self rising flour

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam. Please read this note. SR Flour

Fauzia, how well should we beat the egg whites and butter? until full or just for a couple of minutes?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Just a couple of minutes. :)

can v use fresh coconut instead of dessicated

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Dry the coconut on the stove top on slow heat or in the oven before using it.

Salams! If I double the quantity can I use a 7*11 tray,and also can I use any essence (vanilla or rose) instead of lemon rind?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes that is fine.

Jezakallah khair! Inshaallah Want to make these for my daughter,for the school eid party.hope it would turn out well.coz I always have confidence in your recipe.

Assalamu alaikkum, can you please tell for how many days can this be kept/store please thank

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W/Salaam, up to a week, or a little longer if the environment is cool.