Not everybody likes fruit. …..
No really they don’t .
There are people that wouldn’t dream of crunching into an apple or putting time aside to peel an orange …. that’s a lot of commitment right there.
Skater will only eat grapes and watermelon at a pinch. Both quite unchallenging fruits, unless of course there are seeds in the grapes! He’s not alone, one of my sisters will not usually touch fruit. When we travelled overseas last year she had 5 kg of dried dates tucked into her bag ….( apparently this is her usual fruit / vegetable/ snack ) We were and going to Asia, a place she had not been to before. Luckily I saw them, and I took them out……….she was a bit upset to have to leave them behind.
Funny thing is, she discovered that bananas and pineapples in Asia are quite delicious. So much so that we had every fruit vendor hanging outside our door all the time….
Miss, excuse me miss….you want? . . and yes she did………..But if she was at home this is the fruit she would eat.
Chocolate Date slice
- 400 gm dates
- 1 whole lemon zest ZEST
- 375 ml water
- 80 gm chocolate pieces good quality dark
- 150 gm flour 1 cup plain or substitute gluten free flour or nut meal
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 185 gm butter diced (6.52 ozes)
- 150 gm coconut desiccated fine
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 120 gm oats rolled, 1 1/2 cups
- 2 Tablespoon cocoa (nice dark cocoa unsweetened)
- Set the oven to 180 C/ 350 F
- Put the dates and zest into a pot with water and simmer till the water is absorbed or approx 10 minutes. Add the soda . Stir it around to break it up and make it into a paste .Cool a bit before stirring in the chocolate. * The chocolate will melt and you will have a lovely chocolate paste with a secret date twist.
- Process flour, sugar and butter into breadcrumbs. Pour into a bowl.
- Stir in the coconut & oats . Cut the mixture in half and add the cocoa to that 1/2.
- Press one of the 1/2 mixtures into the base of the tin. spread the dates on top and crumble the remaining mixture onto the top . The darker mixture bottom or top it doesn't matter
- Bake at 180 Deg (350F ) until golden. Approximately 30 minutes ( or until golden and crunchy)
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