Citrus Flavours

Citrus Flavours
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This blog has been designed to enlighten the world to sweet and savoury cusine. Personally, my favourite ingredient in cooking is citrus fruits, particually lemons, so I will try to inspire your inner chef to share the interesting flavour of lemons in the most indulgent cupcakes, muffins, cakes, slices, cookies and of course savoury dishes. My collection of recipes can be applied to any situation; formal or informal, in any case they are delicious and will interest your guests! Enjoy preparing and sharing the following recipes for what will be a memorable gathering with friends and family for any occassion.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Apricot, Date Bars

Recipe from NMAA Cooks
Images by Yasmin

This is a healthy fruit bar to have as a snack in lunch boxes, with coffee, for afternoon and morning tea, or as a snack during the day. It has a crusty appearance and texture similar to shortbread. The flavour is delicious though!

  • 125g dried apricots, chopped
  • hot water
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 185g butter or margarine, melted
Soak chopped apricots in hot water for 30 minutes, drain. Put in bowl with sugar, sifted flour, coconut, dates, salt. Add melted butter, mix well. Spread mixture into greased lamington tin. Bake in moderate oven for approximately 25 minutes or until cooked. Remove from oven, allow to cool, and cut into squares.

  • Omit dried apricots and double quantity of dates
  • Omit 1/4 cup flour and substitute 1/4 cup wheatgerm


  1. dear yasmin, I love to bake and q newbie at it. Thankful that I landed on your space as it is filled with baked goodies. I'm your new follower. Keep up the great job. Do stop by mine when you find time.