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INGREDIENTS

 

1½     Cups of chopped dates

2        Beaten Eggs

½       Teaspoon of salt

1        Tablespoon of baking soda

1        Cup of hot water

3        Teaspoons of hot water

2        Cups of flour

1        Teaspoon of cocoa

1        Teaspoon of vanilla

1        Cup of sugar

1        Cup of butter or margarine

6        Ounces of chocolate chips

½       Cup of chopped nuts

 

 

Method

 

(1)      Preheat oven to 175ºC /350ºF (Gas Mark 4)

(2)      Place the chopped dates in small bowl

(3)      Sprinkle with baking soda

(4)      Add hot water

(5)      Let stand 5 to 10 minutes to 'plump' the dates

(6)      Cream sugar and butter or margarine together in large mixing bowl

(7)      Add the eggs and beat well again

(8)      Sift the flour, salt and cocoa together

(9)      Add the dry ingredients to the sugar-butter mixture in small amounts, alternating with date mixture

(10)    Add the vanilla and mix well

(11)    Fold in 3 ounces of the chocolate chips

(12)    Pour into greased and floured 9" x 13" x 2" baking tray

(13)    Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips and chopped nuts over the top

(14)    Place in the oven and bake 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean

(15)    When done cut into portions and serve with whipped cream

 

Very indulgent but absolutely delicious

 
 

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