Food for the Gods or date bar is a very rich and tasty dessert fit for the holidays. I have no idea as to where the name was derived from until I tasted one. The flavor is really heavenly and you can feel a lot of love in it.
After reading lots of questions and concerns from our friends about the availability of ingredients and possible replacement or substitutes for not so common ones, I made sure to feature the recipe in its simplest form. Enjoy!
Try this Food for the Gods recipe
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour,sifted
1 cup butter (about 2 sticks)
1 cup granulated sugar (white), sifted
1 cup brown sugar
3 pieces raw eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dates, chopped
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt then mix well.
2. Cream the butter in a separate mixing bowl and add the sugar (white and brown) while continously mixing until texture becomes fluffy.
3. Beat-in the eggs on the mixing bowl with butter and sugar then continue mixing until everything is well distributed.
4. Gradually add the flour-baking soda-baking powder-salt mixture while continously mixing (don’t forget to scrape the sides with a silicon spatula).
5. Put-in the dates and walnuts then mix until well distributed.
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
7. Grease the baking pan and pour-in the batter.
8. Bake for 10 minutes then pull down the temperature to 300 and continue baking for 35 minutes or until done (you may use the toothpick technique)
9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool down
10. Slice and wrap individually if desired.
11. Serve. Share and enjoy!