Sunday, September 20, 2009

Date, Fig, or Prune Bars

This recipe is from The Tassajara Bread Book, by Edward Espe Brown.

...there are no mistakes. You might do it
differently next time, but that's because
you did it this way this time.
Perfect, even if you say
too much this too little that.
~Edward Espe Brown, written when he was a young Zen student.

3 eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice

1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped dates, figs, or prunes
1/2 cup broken nut meats

Beat the eggs until light, then gradually blend in brown sugar. Sift together the dry ingredients. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well blended. Add the fruit and nut meats.

Pour into a greased and floured 9" x 13" pan and bake about 25 minutes at 325°.

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