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Old 11-18-2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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Date Squares

Please HELP ME!!!

I am trying to make date squares and my oatmeal crust is not staying together, It is too crumbly. Any suggestions?


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Old 11-18-2009, 02:04 PM   #2
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we need a recipe and if you followed the recipe as written..

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Old 11-19-2009, 02:48 AM   #3
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I got this info from bettycrocker.com

"You may not have used enough water, margarine or egg. Be sure to measure ingredients carefully. To measure water, place a liquid measuring cup on your counter, pour in the water, bend down and check the amount at eye level. To measure margarine, use a dry-ingredient measuring cup. Press the margarine into the cup, then level it off with the edge of a knife or spatula. For best results, use a large egg. Also, the margarine may have been too hard. "

I think it explains why your cookie is too crumbly.hope this helps
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:12 AM   #4
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it`s too crumbly because it`s too dry. either reduce the amount of flour & oatmeal or increase the shortening. this type of topping should be able to hold its shape when you squeeze a handful of it into a ball but you should also be able to crumble it with your fingers. increasing the amount of shortening will hold it together better and give you bigger chuncks when you crumble it on top.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:29 AM   #5
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You're not using enough butter.
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