Date bars: Old School, New Twist
by J. Judy
, Pittsburgh, PA on Sep. 2009
Date bars bring me back to my Mom's kitchen forty years ago. Every special occasion had date bars present. And my kids love them too!
After 55+ years,I have just recently found that celiac disease is putting a crimp in my love of baking! Bread, Bagels and cookies, you can find me baking something everyday. Now I have to re-tool my faves sans wheat, or do without. This morning I had the yen for date bars,having gotten dates a week or so ago to make the bars and did some quick substitution. For the offending wheat, I substituted 1/2 Cup Brown rice flour and 1/2 cup soyflour. There was no other adjusting that needed to be done since there's need to add a rising ingredient for these.
I just cut my still warm from the oven Date bars, and VOILA!Perfecton. Don't be afraid to twist your recipes when some food offeder throws you a curve, the result is more than terrific!