Date Slice

Really easy and tasty slice - one of my Mum's recipes


  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar (loose, don't tamp it down)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup SR flour


  1. Heat your oven to moderate setting
  2. grease and line a slice pan - set aside
  3. melt the butter in a large saucepan (this will be your mixing bowl)
  4. add brown sugar and stir until combined but don't allow to boil
  5. add egg, dates and flour
  6. mix well and spread into the slice pan, flattening the top as you go
  7. bake in oven for 20 minutes
  8. cut into squares but leave in the pan to cool
  9. ice when the slice has cooled.


A really nice topping is to use the fudge topping on this site.

You can replace some of the dates with chopped walnuts or chopped cherries for something a little different.