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Oatmeal Date Cake

June 22, 2015

Ingredients

1 cup oatmeal (instant)

½ cup  sugar

½ cup butter (at room temperature)

3 eggs

¼ cup white flour

½ tspn baking powder

¼ tspn salt

1 tspn vanilla essence

¼ cup hot water

1/2   cup dates (chopped finely)

¼ cup dry raisins

¼ cup pine nut or kanamadhu (cut finely)

Method

  1. In a bowl, place the chopped dates and pour hot water. Keep aside for 15 minutes
  2. Cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  3. Fold in the white flour, baking powder and salt to the mixture
  4. Add the pine nuts, raisins, dates, vanilla essence and the oatmeal. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
  5. Pre heat the oven. Grease a baking tray.
  6. Spoon the prepared mixture to the greased tray and bake for about 40 minutes until the top turns golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven, allow to cool. Cut into pieces and serve with tea.

Note; In the absence of pine nut you can use the same quantity of chopped almonds It goes well as a side dish at the time of breaking fast

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