Friday, February 17, 2017

Recipe: Date & Ginger Slice

Ginger would have to be one of my favourite flavourings. It's divine in both sweet and savoury. This slice is very quick to mix together, perfect for last minute baking when you have guests on their way over. Feel free to add more ginger if you like it spicey!

Recipe notes:
The slice pictured has been baked using purple wheat, but I usually make it with spelt. It also works well on regular unbleached white flour, just decrease the flour to 1 3/4 cups instead. You can also substitute with your preferred sweetener

Date & Ginger Slice


3 tblsp chopped butter
1 cup chopped fresh dates
1 tblsp freshly grated ginger
1/2 cup rapadura
1 tsp bi-carb soda
2 cups self-raising spelt or whole wheat flour


1. Preheat oven to 175°C and line a loaf tin with grease-proof paper
2. Combine all ingredients except for flour. Add 1 cup of boiling water and stir until the butter melts, then add the flour
3. Pour into prepared tin and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until it has come away from the sides and is firm in the middle
4. Allow to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely


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  1. Hi Sarah! I hope you're having a lovely day! What is rapadura? Where do you source it from? Many thanks, Margareta x

    1. Hello Margareta,
      I am having a lovely day, thank-you!

      Rapadura is evaporated cane sugar, and is also usually organic too. It's the best version of sugar around, as it contains lots of vitamins and minerals that are destroyed during the processing of other sugar, and doesn't have the same harmful properties has highly processed sugar (leaching calcium from your bones, for example).
      It's similar in appearance to brown sugar, and has a nice caramel flavour. It's the only sugar I'll use :-)

      You can get it from most health food shops, it is a fair bit dearer than white sugar. I buy mine bulk through a local cooperative a few times a year and it makes it much more reasonable.

      I hope this helps! x

  2. I made this today with plain flour and coconut sugar and it was delicious:):) Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us Sarah.x

    1. You're most welcome Catherine & thank-you so much for letting me know! It makes me so happy when people use my recipes xx


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