Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cupall-purpose flour

  2. 1 teaspoonbaking powder

  3. 1/4 teaspoonbaking soda

  4. 1/2 cupsugar

  5. 1/4 cupcooking oil

  6. 1 teaspoongrated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  7. 1/4 cuprefrigerated egg product or 1 egg

  8. 1/2 cuporange or lemon lowfat yogurt

  9. 2 tablespoonsfat-free milk

  10. 3/4 cuppitted whole dates, snipped

  11. 2 tablespoonsall-purpose flour Orange Sauce (below) Crystallized ginger, cut into strips or finely chopped

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8x8x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a small bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, the baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together sugar, oil and ginger. Add yogurt, egg product and milk; stir until well combined. Stir in yogurt and milk. Add flour mixture to yogurt mixture, stirring just until combined.

  3. In a small bowl, toss dates with 2 tablespoons flour; fold into batter. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly (about 30 minutes) in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Serve warm with warm Orange Sauce. If desired, garnish individual servings with crystallized ginger. Makes 9 servings.

  5. Orange Sauce: In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel. Stir in 3/4 cup orange juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Serve warm. Makes about 3/4 cup.


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