Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins

South African dessert posted for ZWT 2006. Source: Heart Foundation, South africa.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC. Butter a 9 inch pie dish.
  2. Pour boiling water and baking soda over the dates and allow to stand till cool.
  3. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well. Add 1 cup flour, sifted with baking powder and salt. Stir this into the date mixture, together with the nuts.
  4. Last, mix in the 1/2 cup flour, sifted with cinnamon and ginger.
  5. Pour into baking dish & bake for 45 minutes or until set.
  6. Cool slightly and pour the syrup over the top.
  7. Syrup: Boil all the ingredients except brandy together for 10 minutes. Add brandy and pour over the tart. Serve with whipped cream.

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