This afternoon, I got really, really bored so I started to update my journal, transferring some recipes I culled from the net for future kitchen experiments. I have to check our pantry if there are available ingredients for what I am planning to cook. Then I saw a pack of dates (my last one actually…huhuhu) which I am saving for my no-bake fruit cake. I don’t know where I could buy dried dates here (aside from the fact that they are expensive locally) but I was craving for something sweet. I’ve baked dates bars before but I recently found a simple recipe sans vanilla extract and cinnamon powder. Baking saved the boring afternoon. I love the smell of something cooking in my oven, the calming moments while waiting for it to bake, the oh-so-yummy look of it when it’s done.
If you want to try this, here’s the link. I reduced the sugar because the dates are naturally sweet and used calamansi instead of lemon. Happy baking.