Mouse's Chinese Chew


Mouse refuses to tell where this recipe came from. “Just found it!”


2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
3 oz melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence       
Pinch of salt
1 cup plain flour
½ cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder (not baking soda)
¾ cup chopped dates
¼ cup chopped walnuts
¾ cup preserved ginger (chopped finely)

(Can add chopped cherries, choc. chips, etc  - maybe 1 tablespoon each – no more)


Beat eggs and sugar, add melted butter and vanilla essence, pour into dry ingredients previously mixed: lastly add fruit.  Bake in square tin at 375ºF for 30-40 minutes.  Cut while hot.

Makes a beautiful chewy slice.

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