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Date and Almond Bars

TOTAL TIME
85 MIN
PREP 60MIN
COOK 25MIN
SERVINGS 40
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Energy :
253 kcal
Carbohydrate :
38 g
Protein :
4 g
Fat :
10 g
NUTRITIONAL FACTS

Dates are rich in dietary fiber and are packed with antioxidants that are essential for your immune system.

icon INGREDIENTS
MILKMAID
1 small tin
Flour
2 1/2 cups
Semolina
2 cups
Butter
100g
Ghee
150g
Water
180ml
Rose water
1 tsp.
Dried dates
750g
Butter
50g
Ground Nutmeg
20g
Roasted almonds
100g
White sesame seeds (roasted)
50g
icon DIRECTIONS

Step 1

In a bowl, mix flour with semolina. Add butter and ghee and work the mixture with finger tips until all ingredients are well mixed to form a dough

Step 2

Mix water with rose water. Sprinkle this on the dough while mixing continuously with the finger tips. Cover and place in fridge for one hour.

Step 3

In a bowl, mix the dates with butter. Gradually add Milkmaid while stirring constantly, then add nutmeg, almond and sesame seeds. Mix all the ingredients well until a soft date paste forms.

Step 4

Knead the dough again, then divide it into two equal portions.

Step 5

Brush a 25 x 30cm oven tray with butter.

Step 6

Roll out the first dough portion into a 3 mm thick paste, and place onto the bottom of the tray.

Step 7

Roll out the date paste to 1 cm thick, and place over the dough.

Step 8

Roll out the remaining dough and cover the dates.

Step 9

Bake in a 190°C preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 10

Once it cools, cut the dough using a sharp knife into small bars or as desired.

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