|Pi Beta Phi Cook Book, copyright 1936|
Giggle-inducing salad, aside, I did think this unfortunatly-named recipe looked promising:
Despite having a name that conjures images of domestic violence, I was intrigued by the idea of something that sounded like a date-flavored meringue on a crust.
My hunch was correct - these bars are delicious! The filling separates into a gooey center with a light crust on top and the combination of dates and brown sugar is quite nice. If I were to change one thing about it, I would perhaps add a bit more salt to the crust, but I would be hesitant to change even that.
|Bad photo, good bars!|
I apologize for the atrocious photo of the bars. I forgot to take a picture when I served them and by the time I remembered, only one remained and it had been picked at a bit. Even in its sad state, my mom called dibs on it. Any time I return home with no leftovers, I consider that dish to be a success!
Date Smack (Printable recipe)
from the Pi Beta Phi Cook Book, 1936Crust Ingredients
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch salt
- 2 egg whites, beaten stiff
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup dates