2 cups chopped dates
½ cup sugar
1 cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/3 c flour
¼ tsp baking soda
1 ¾ cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
¾ cup butter
Combine ingredients for filling.
Simmer until thick being carefull that it does not burn. Cool.
Measure flour into mixing bowl. Add soda and store to blend.
Stir in oats and brown sugar. Work in butter with fingertips.
Pat half of this mixture into a lightly greased 9x9 pan.
Spread with date filling.
Sprinkle and pat remaining oat mixture on top.
Bake at 375 ~ 45 minutes until golden.