Dates are a flexible fruit and have been utilized in baking for many years. Why not give these recipes from Aunt Kate’s 1933 Baking E-book a go immediately?

Whether or not you’re keen on them, detest them, otherwise you’re not fairly certain what you consider them, it’s simple that dates can pep up so many baking recipes, from breads to muffins, and turnovers to biscuits.

Aunt Kate, who wrote recipes for the Individuals’s Journal and Individuals’s Good friend from the Eighties to the Sixties, additionally created a number of recipe books, together with her 1993 Baking E-book. In it are the 2 recipes under, which have dates because the star of the present.

Lots of Aunt Kate’s recipes are written within the measurements and confer with methods used on the time. The place potential we’ve got tried to transform these to what can be used immediately, although some measurements and oven temperatures might differ.

Check out the earlier recipes on this sequence, right here.

Date turnovers


  • 1 cup dates, stoned and chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Egg white
  • Puff pastry


  1.  Dissolve the sugar within the fruit juice, add the grated rind and the chopped dates and beat till nicely blended.
  2. Roll out the paste thinly and minimize it into 4-inch squares.
  3. Put a spoonful of the date combination on one half and switch the opposite half over, wetting and urgent the perimeters collectively firmly.
  4. Prick the highest, brush over with egg white, sprinkle with sugar and bake (roughly 20 minutes at 220C/200C fan/gasoline 7).

Date muffins


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cups dates, stoned and chopped


  1. Sift collectively the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add the egg, milk, melted butter and blend to a stiff batter.
  2. Stir within the dates, then half fill greased muffin tins with the combination.
  3. Bake in a average oven (approx 190C) for 20 minutes.

Extra on this sequence…

Aunt Kate’s Kitchen: Extra waffle recipes to jazz up breakfast

Aunt Kate’s Kitchen: Discover ways to make easy pastry with these recipes from the Nineteen Thirties


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