Date and Almond Bars
Dates are rich in dietary fiber and are packed with antioxidants that are essential for your immune system.
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
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.
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.
Knead the dough again, then divide it into two equal portions.
Brush a 25 x 30cm oven tray with butter.
Roll out the first dough portion into a 3 mm thick paste, and place onto the bottom of the tray.
Roll out the date paste to 1 cm thick, and place over the dough.
Roll out the remaining dough and cover the dates.
Bake in a 190°C preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Once it cools, cut the dough using a sharp knife into small bars or as desired.