1-1/2 cups all purpose flour (sifted)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups uncooked quick rolled oats
1-1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup melted butter. Mix well.
Press 1/2 of crumb mixture into 12x8x2 pan.
Spread date filling. Cover with remaining crumb mixture.
Bake at 350F for 30 minute. Cool in pan. Cut into squares.
Mix 1 lb dates with 1 cup water. Simmer until soft. Mash. Add 1/2 cup sugar (not necessary) and juice of 1/2 lemon.