Step 1: Ingredients
1-11/2 cups chopped dates (if the dates are really dry use just 1 cup)
1/2-3/4 cup walnuts chopped up
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 cup honey - i use clover but you can use any type you like. If its hard - warm it up to make it runny
3/4 boiling water
2-3 drops of vanilla
11/2 cups plain flour
Step 2: Method-part 1
in a bowl place your chopped dates.
Pour over the boiling water and leave to sit for about 5-10 minutes. This will ensure your dates are properly hydrated and wont end up being little burnt lumps at the end.
Step 3: Method - part 2
Once dissolved add the walnuts, vanilla, salt and baking soda. stir everything till mixed well.