Date & Macadamia Slice

Date and Macadamia Slice

I love a little baking project that’s easy to create especially when it looks fancy too, this little treasure of a Date & Macadamia slice is definitely one of those.

My Mum absolutely loves this slice and I know when she see’s this post I’ll probably get a phone call or message asking where her piece is? My response will be ‘Mum because you had a tooth extracted on Monday I really didn’t think the specialist would have ‘Date and Macadamia slice’ on the list of things for you to eat during your recovery, (but Mum if you are reading I promise to make you another very soon, just as soon as your gum is all healed up).

The beauty of this delicious little Date & Macadamia 3 layered slice is it’s no fuss assembly, you have your biscuit base layer infused with Macadamia nuts and Dates (as an alternative you can try apricots and pecans, anything goes really), then you have a layer of strawberry jam ( you can use whatever jam is open in the fridge), the topping is a delicious coconut mixture which when baked crisps up beautifully and when eaten reminds me of a macaroon except you get way more bang for your buck with the additional 2 layers!You won’t be disappointed

Now when you look below you’ll notice a packet cake mixture pictured and listed as one of the ingredients, I don’t usually like to use packet mixes (let that be known) but for a slice like this it works a treat, really, it’s about the only recipe I make the exception for.

This little recipe was originally introduced to me as an Apricot and Macadamia Slice by the gorgeous Jennifer (she really is a wealth of goodness that girl) but as I said above anything goes and my favourite combination is Date and Macadamia.

So I think a little how-to is in order…..

Date and Macadamia slice how to

Someone woke from her nap and quickly positioned herself on a stool opposite me while I was making the slice. I give you my cheeky little Jam stirrer (that Jam was stirred for a good 10 minutes!)

Cheeky little Jam stirrer

Date & Macadamia Slice
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • BASE
  • 1 packet vanilla cake mix
  • 125g melted butter
  • ¾ cup chopped macadamias (about 100g)
  • ½ cup pitted dates, chopped
  • FILLING
  • ½ cup Strawberry jam stirred.
  • TOPPING
  • 2½ cups coconut
  • ⅓ cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160C (fan forced).
  2. Grease and line a slice tin 18cm x 28cm x 3cm.
  3. Mix all base ingredients together, adding butter bit by bit (you may not need it all).
  4. Press mixture into tin and bake for 10 mins.
  5. Spread hot base with jam.
  6. Combine all topping ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle over base and bake another 30 minutes or until browned.
  7. Cool in Pan.
  8. Slice into squares and store in airtight container in fridge for up to 5 days.
  9. Enjoy

There you have it a delicious little slice that makes it look like you’ve had your fancy pants on but not really.

Do you have a favourite Slice Recipe? I’d love to hear.

Until the next time……..

Zamamabakes

 

 

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Date and Macadamia Slice

I love a little baking project that’s easy to create especially when it looks fancy too, this little treasure of a Date & Macadamia slice is definitely one of those.

My Mum absolutely loves this slice and I know when she see’s this post I’ll probably get a phone call or message asking where her piece is? My response will be ‘Mum because you had a tooth extracted on Monday I really didn’t think the specialist would have ‘Date and Macadamia slice’ on the list of things for you to eat during your recovery, (but Mum if you are reading I promise to make you another very soon, just as soon as your gum is all healed up).

The beauty of this delicious little Date & Macadamia 3 layered slice is it’s no fuss assembly, you have your biscuit base layer infused with Macadamia nuts and Dates (as an alternative you can try apricots and pecans, anything goes really), then you have a layer of strawberry jam ( you can use whatever jam is open in the fridge), the topping is a delicious coconut mixture which when baked crisps up beautifully and when eaten reminds me of a macaroon except you get way more bang for your buck with the additional 2 layers!You won’t be disappointed

Now when you look below you’ll notice a packet cake mixture pictured and listed as one of the ingredients, I don’t usually like to use packet mixes (let that be known) but for a slice like this it works a treat, really, it’s about the only recipe I make the exception for.

This little recipe was originally introduced to me as an Apricot and Macadamia Slice by the gorgeous Jennifer (she really is a wealth of goodness that girl) but as I said above anything goes and my favourite combination is Date and Macadamia.

So I think a little how-to is in order…..

Date and Macadamia slice how to

Someone woke from her nap and quickly positioned herself on a stool opposite me while I was making the slice. I give you my cheeky little Jam stirrer (that Jam was stirred for a good 10 minutes!)

Cheeky little Jam stirrer

Date & Macadamia Slice
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • BASE
  • 1 packet vanilla cake mix
  • 125g melted butter
  • ¾ cup chopped macadamias (about 100g)
  • ½ cup pitted dates, chopped
  • FILLING
  • ½ cup Strawberry jam stirred.
  • TOPPING
  • 2½ cups coconut
  • ⅓ cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160C (fan forced).
  2. Grease and line a slice tin 18cm x 28cm x 3cm.
  3. Mix all base ingredients together, adding butter bit by bit (you may not need it all).
  4. Press mixture into tin and bake for 10 mins.
  5. Spread hot base with jam.
  6. Combine all topping ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle over base and bake another 30 minutes or until browned.
  7. Cool in Pan.
  8. Slice into squares and store in airtight container in fridge for up to 5 days.
  9. Enjoy

There you have it a delicious little slice that makes it look like you’ve had your fancy pants on but not really.

Do you have a favourite Slice Recipe? I’d love to hear.

Until the next time……..

Zamamabakes

 

 

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  1. Wow you’ve definitely love it again. This is the most awesome combination – I love dates and nuts together. What a clever idea with the cake mix too!

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    1. Dannielle

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