1 cup chopped dates

1 teaspoon bi carbonate soda

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup boiling water

1 tablespoon margarine

1 cup castor sugar

1 egg

1 cup self raising flour

Preheat oven to 160 C

Mix together the dates, bicarbonate soda, vanilla and water.  Beat the margarine and sugar until well combined, add egg, and beat until cream.  Fold in flour and date mixture.  Pour into pre greased 18 cm square tin and bake for 30 – 40 minutes.


½ cup soft brown sugar

½ tin skim condensed milk

To make sauce, bring ingredients to boil, simmer constantly for 5 minutes.

Pour sauce over when ready to serve.