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22 Pastry & Baking North America
Makes 9 squares
Date Squares 
1 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups gluten free oats
1 cup rice flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Date Filling
2 cups chopped dates
1 cup water
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 tbsp lemon juice - fresh
1. In saucepan combine dates, water,
rind and juice; bring to boil, reduce
heat to medium and simmer
until soft and thickened. Stirring
occasionally.
2. Heat oven to 350˚F or 180˚C.
3. In bowl combine melted butter and
brown sugar. Mix well. Add dry
ingredients and mix until blended.
Firmly press half of mixture into
greased 8 inch square pan. Spread
with date filling.
4. Top with remaining crumb mixture,
pressing lightly. Bake for 30 to 35
minutes or until lightly browned. Let
cool on rack.
Gluten Free Date Squares
NewYork
Denise Cumming
Owner/Baker
Pip’s Place
1729-31 First Avenue
NewYork, NY 10128
www.pipsplacenyc.com
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