Date and ginger slice

An old favourite recipe with chewy, flavoursome dates and ginger, and crunchy cornflakes.

  • 20 mins preparation plus chilling
  • Makes 32 slices
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  • 180 gram pitted dates, chopped
  • 170 gram butter
  • 85 gram sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cup cornflakes
  • 170 gram chocolate


  • 1
    Line a shallow 20cm x 30cm baking tin with a sheet of baking paper.
  • 2
    Put the chopped dates, butter, sugar and ginger into a medium-sized saucepan. Place over a low heat and stir with a wooden spoon until the butter has melted, the dates have become very soft and the mixture is thoroughly amalgamated. This will take about 5 minutes, so don't stop until you have a sludgy mixture with no visible butter floating at the edges. Remove from the heat.
  • 3
    Either pour the cornflakes into the saucepan and mix everything together with your wooden spoon, or put the cornflakes in a bowl and tip the date mixture onto them.
  • 4
    When everything is well combined, transfer to the lined tin and press out with a spoon into an even layer; it will not be very thick. Leave to cool.
  • 5
    When cool, put it in the fridge or a cool place until it is quite firm.
  • 6
    Melt the chocolate slowly in a heatproof bowl over hot, not simmering, water. Pour onto the chilled slice and spread out evenly with a knife or spatula, then score the chocolate with a fork or serrated spatula.
  • 7
    Set aside to cool, then cut into small fingers or squares. Store in the fridge in an airtight container, separating layers with waxed paper.

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