Matrimonial cake (date bars)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Butter
1 cup Brown sugar
1¾ cup Flour
½ teaspoon Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1½ cup Rolled oats
\N \N Date Filling:
3 cups Cut up dates (about 1 lb)
¼ cup Sugar
1½ cup Water

Make date filling, see below.

heat oven to 400. cream butter and sugar. mix flour, soda, salt, add to butter and sugar. Mix in rolled oats. Flatten half of mixture into 13x9x2 inch greased pan. Spread with cooled date filling, top with remaining crumb mixture. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, cut into bars.

DATE FILLING: mix dates, sugar, and water in saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thickened. cool (need not be really cool, just not scalding hot).

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