Sunday, 12 May 2013

Mother's Day Chinese Chews



 On Mother's Day I took along to my Mother-in-law's,  a fresh from the oven tray, of Chinese Chews for afternoon tea. They were still warm when we arrived.

This slice makes 18 good size bites which ensures everyone will get a taste or two.

I have made these once before - a recipe adapted from Hotly Spice blog - so I was fairly confident the ingredients would be in the cupboard. Its a versatile slice so you can add and subtract the fruit and nuts at will, which is just as well as I had no dates and no walnuts.  Instead I substituted prunes and apricots for the dates and almonds for the walnuts.  There were no complaints! See recipe instructions and pictures here.

It was a nice chatty afternoon - I don't think one chew survived!
See other Mothers Day Cake here 
Orange Halva Cake - Mother's Day 2012

Chinese Chews 2012

19 comments:

  1. When I first saw the title of this post I thought, 'I make Chinese Chews' and then you mentioned you had seen the recipe on my blog. Thanks so much! I love Chinese Chews and they are a wonderful snack and a great way to use up pantry ingredients xx

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    1. Thank you for the inspiration - my mother-in-law had a little trip down memory lane too. A success all round.

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  2. I've never heard of these before, but they look and sound lovely, so I'll definitely be checking them out! :)

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    1. I have made these twice now and everyone seems to really like them even those that are not fussed about ginger. They are so easy to transport that it makes them perfect for picnics or lunchboxes. Enjoy!

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  3. Looks yummy & what a great way to use up some expiring ingredients that I have in my pantry! AWESOME idea, love it ! I don't like wasting food. ;)

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    1. Their versatility makes them perfect for all sorts of left over bits and pieces of dried fruit and nuts. I hate waste too.

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  4. How lovely. A recipe that's newto me, thank you so much for sharing, and I'm not surprised that they were all eaten. Mmmmmm:-)

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    1. I bet your son would love this too.

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  5. I can never understand why Mother's Day around the world is not on the same day, it's quite ridiculous. Anyway, I'm sure our mother would have enjoyed your chinese chews too. Beautiful teacup and saucer.

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    1. I know its very confusing - apparently America has it the same time as Australia? Andrea bought me a pair of these cups and saucers for Christmas - I love them.

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  6. These sound delicious...I love ginger and they seem quite healthy, no flour and all those tasty dried fruits. This is one I will try the next time I have some dried ginger. They could be good for those rushed mornings when you need breakfast on the go and fancy something sweet...delicious. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend. I'm sure there will be lots of baking going on.
    deb

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    1. I went to the cupboard tonight to get one to have with a cup of tea after work and they were gone! You have to be quick in my house and these little morsels are so delicious they don't last long. Thanks for popping by.

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  7. These are new to me too but what a lovely lovely Mothers Day Treat!

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  8. I had never heard of them until my mother-in-law made them. And she loved them, as she is not baking much these days.

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  9. I think my mother used to make a similar bar cookie in the fall. I will have to try this recipe and see if I can recreate those fall memories. Thank you for the inspiration. :)

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    1. Just perfect for the cooler weather and foodie memories are just so evocative.

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  10. MMMMM this post made me want to have a tea party right now:)

    If you want to see a classic Swedish house...check out my blog:)

    I wish you a wonderful weekend beautiful:)

    LOVE Maria from inredningsvis.se

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  11. Nice of you to pop by - the swedish house was lovely.

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