As Christmas gets closer, Aunty Vera's kitchen starts to busy up.
Here's a lovely Christmas treat I like to make every year. The original recipe has pecans in it but I've changed it to macadamias....just 'cause they're so yummy!
Here's the recipe....
Cranberry Date Slice
125g unsalted butter , at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tspn vanilla essence
1 and 1/3 cups plain (all purpose) flour
1 tspn baking powder
1/2 tspn cardamom
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped macadamias (or any other nut)
Preheat oven to 180. Grease a 20cm square tin and line with baking paper.
Use electric beaters to beat the butter, brown sugar and vanilla essence until pale and creamy. Add the egg and beat until well combined.
Add the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.
Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Cool in tin on a wire rack.
When cool, cut into bars and dust with icing sugar.
Aunty Vera :)