Date, Ginger and Walnut Slice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup preserved ginger
  • 125g butter
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs

Icing

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp syrup
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • Heat butter, syrup and ginger till butter melts.
  • Add icing sugar. 
  • Beat with a fork add water if necessary and ice over warm slice.

Method

  • Put dates, ginger and water in covered saucepan, bring slowly to boil. 
  • Boil gently 2 minutes, then stir in walnuts.
  • Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and vanilla.
  • Add dry ingrediens.
  • Stir well.
  • Stir in cooled saucepan mixture.
  • Place in lined slice tin.
  • Bake 180C for 30 minutes.
  • Ice while slice is still warm.