Date and Banana Squares

From Recidemia English
Jump to: navigation, search


This is a Chadian dessert. Many of the desserts in the cuisine of Chad are made from fresh fruits, dry fruits like peanuts, raisins, dates, pistachios etc.



  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
  2. cream butter and Sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat the eggs in one at a time.
  4. Add the flour, salt and baking powder and mix well.
  5. Place half the mixture onto a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
  6. Cover the dough with banana slices and chopped date pieces.
  7. Place the remaining dough over as a topping.
  8. Bake for 30–35 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven.
  10. Brush the melted butter over the top while still hot.
  11. Mix cinnamon and Sugar and sprinkle over the top.
  12. Cut into squares and cool on wire rack.