Ginger and almond slices

February 1, 2012 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Ginger and almond slices recipe

Ginger and almond slices

Serves: 12
Cooking Time: 50 mins


  • 200g pitted dates, chopped
  • 250ml (1 cup) boiling water
  • 10ml (2 tsp) bicarbonate of soda
  • 200g butter, chopped
  • 200g (1 cup) brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 240g self-raising flour
  • 10ml (2 tsp) ground ginger
  • 100g ground almonds
  • icing sugar, to serve



Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 26 x 16cm cake tin with baking paper.


Place the dates, water and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and leave to stand for about 10 minutes.


Place the date mixture, butter and sugar into a processor and process until well combined.


Mix in the eggs, flour, ginger and almonds and process until just combined. Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool in the tin.


Dust with icing sugar, slice and serve.

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