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Apricot & Date Crunch

Submitted by Poshepoche 27 September 2011

A recipe for a scrumptious and easy crunch bar, from a Colchester market trader in late 1978...



2 oz dried apricots

2 oz dried dates

4 oz wholemeal flour

4 oz oats

4 oz brown sugar

6 oz butter


Soak apricots and dates overnight.  Simmer for 20 - 30 minutes til tender, in very little water.  Mash and leave to cool.

Preheat oven oven to Mk 4/ 350F/180C.  Mix remaining ingredients, put half mixture into shallow tin/dish,add apricots and dates, cover with remaining mix.  Sprinkle with a little brown sugar and bake for approx 25 mins.  Leave to cool in tin for 10-15 minutes, then remove and slice into bars before cooling completely. Yummy...

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