Date square

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Date squares
Date squares.jpg
Date squares on a plastic plate
Alternative namesMatrimonial cake, date crumbles
TypeDessert
Place of originCanada
Main ingredientsDates, oatmeal

A date square is a Canadian dessert or coffee cake made of cooked dates with an oatmeal crumb topping.[1][2] In Western Canada it is known as matrimonial cake.[3] In Eastern Canada it can also be known as date crumbles.[4] It is often found in coffee shops as a sweet snack food. Sometimes nuts are added to the base layer or crumb topping, or other alterations.[5] There can also be candied peel added to the date stuffing for a contrasting texture.[6]

History[edit]

The date square is known as a traditional dish of Newfoundland.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Old-fashioned date squares".
  2. ^ "Best Ever Date Bars With Crumbly Oat Crust".
  3. ^ "Matrimonial Cake".
  4. ^ "Date Crumbles".
  5. ^ "Starbucks Blueberry Oat Bars".
  6. ^ Network, The FOURnet Information. "Date And Nut Squares - Recipe - Cooks.com". www.cooks.com.
  7. ^ https://www.lordbyronskitchen.com/newfoundland-date-squares/