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Date Butter – example
8 oz Dates, pureed
1 stick Butter
Combine Dates and butter over low heat.
Chill & Serve
Cool! tastes great!
My grandmother used to make a small elongated date confection that had ground up nuts and was rolled in coconut. They were soft/firm and not real sweet. Anybody have a recipe?? We loved those things as kids but never thought to get the recipe until after she passed. Thank you.
Coconut Almond Date Rolls
2 cups of pitted dates
1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
2 handfuls of raw almonds
Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
Pulse until the ingredients are blended together in a clump.
Separate the mixture into balls.
Roll the balls out so that you have log shaped rolls.
Place on a plate and stick in the refrigerator.
Makes approximately 12 rolls
Recipe for Sticky Date Pudding
I lived in Australia for a couple of years and acquired
This recipe while there. It really is a cake, not pudding,
but everyone who tastes it falls in love- with the recipe!
This recipe makes a large 13×9 pan.
360gm naked dates roughly chopped
2tsp bicarbonate soda
2cups boiling water
Place chopped dates in bowl, sprinkle w soda,
Pour boiling water over. Stir/cover for 10 min
150gm soft butter
300gm soft brown sugar
Beat together butter and brown sugar, then add
eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
Fold flour in w butter/sugar/ egg mixture. Add this
to dates stirring well. Pour into buttered 13×9 pan.
Bake 40-50 min or until toothpick comes out clean.
400gm brown sugar
2 cups cream
100gm chopped pecans
Combine sugar, cream and butter in a saucepan
and bring to the boil. Simmer for 4 mins then add
pecans. When the cake comes out of oven, pour
1/3 of the sauce over it. Serve the rest in a jug, to
be poured over individual pieces of cake-
They also put whipped cream on top- but this seems
Not your average fruit cake……………but tastes so delicious
¼ cup brandy
1 (6 oz) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted.
1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
8 oz dates (pitted) chopped
1 cup pecans chopped
1 TBS grated orange zest
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs lightly beaten
8 oz of fresh pineapple or 1 can unsweetened (tidbits) (drained)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon allspice
Vegetable cooking spray
½ cup brandy
Mix ¼ cup brandy, orange juice concentrate and cranberries in a large bowl. Mix well, cover and set aside for at least an hour. Mix dates, pecans, orange zest, vanilla, eggs and pineapple, add to cranberry mixture and stir well. Combine flour and all dry ingredients together and add to fruit mixture, stir well. Place into a 6 cup bundt pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake in pan for 20-30 minutes, remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
Bring ½ cup of brandy to a boil, let cool. Place cake wrapped in foil or plastic wrap in an air tight container/tin. Drizzle a few teaspoons of brandy on to cake each day until all the brandy is used. Store in a cool place for at least a week before serving. Makes 16 slices.
Chorizo-Filled Medjool Dates Wrapped in Bacon
This Tapa is sweet, smoky and savory
• One small Spanish Chorizo sausage, about two (2) ounces, casing removed
• Twenty-four (24) Medjool dates, pitted
• Twelve (12) slices of Applewood-smoked bacon cut into cross-wise. Any high quality bacon can be substituted.
Slice the chorizo cross-wise in thirds, halve each piece lengthwise, and then cut each half into four (4) lengthwise strips to make a total of 24 small sticks.
Tuck a chorizo stick into each date and pinch the dates closed. Wrap a piece of bacon around the date and secure with a toothpick.
Place the bacon wrapped dates in a large skillet, seam side down, and sauté’, turning until the bacon is browned on all sides, takes about 10-minutes. Drain on a paper towels and serve hot.
This Tapa pairs nicely with a good Tempranillo.
Note: This recipe can be made without Chorizo, use Gorgonzola cheese mixed with cream cheese. Be careful to not over-stuff the dates.