Granny's Date and Ginger slice


  • 1½ cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • 185g butter, melted
  • 1¼ cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ cup chopped crystallised ginger
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly grease a 20 x 30cm slice pan and line it with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, dates and walnuts. Stir in butter, sugar, egg and ginger.
  3. Spoon into prepared pan, smoothing the top.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cooked when tested. Let cool in the pan. Dust with icing sugar and cut into squares.