- All purpose flour – 2 cups
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Baking soda – 2 tsp
- Salt – 1/4 tsp
- Cinnamon powder – 1-1/2 tsp
- Dates – 1 cup
- Honey – 1 tbsp (optional)
- Water – 2 cups
- Vegetable oil – 1/2 cup
Preheat the oven to 180 Degrees C. Prepare a baking tray by greasing and flouring it.
Measure all purpose flour and to that add baking soda. Sieve together twice and keep it aside.
In a pan measure the sugar. To this add salt and mix well.
Next goes in the cinnamon powder and finely chopped pitted dates.
Next goes in the vegetable and water. Now mix everything together. Place the pan on the stove and bring it to a boil. when you start to see the bubbles around the sides, simmer the flame completely and let it cook for 15. Your home should smell heavenly by now.
Take off the stove and cool it completely. This will take at least 1-1/2 to 2 hours for this given quantity.
Now add honey, sieved flour little by little while mixing. You can use an electric hand mixer to get the job done easily but I chose to do it by hand and this will also take some time comparatively. Make sure that there are no lumps.
Transfer the batter to the prepared tray and bake for 35-40 min or till a skewer inserted comes out clean.