There are some foods that when cooked fill the home with a delicious smell and creates a feeling of warmth and comfort. Think of the smells of soups and stews in winter, or a roast cooking on a Sunday afternoon. What about the smell of biscuits baking in the oven. Ah, yes! These delightful date and walnut biscuit bars are like a sensory invitation to come inside, pop the kettle on and indulge in a cuppa.
I wonder if this feeling is brought about because they remind me of a time from years gone by. The days where friends would just ‘stop by’ because they were in the area, no need to call in advance or schedule in a gathering months in advance. When did life become so complicated?
These date and walnut biscuit bars are perfectly balanced. They are light and sort of crispy on the outside, while still being nice and chewy. They have a delicious butterscotch flavour from the dates mixed with the crunchy texture of the walnuts. They are the type of snack that will be enjoyed by many. And, they can be frozen and saved for later.