I'm in immense pleasure to announce that I won the cooking contest in Manjula's Kitchen for the month of December. Taking part in events and recipe contest is really a fun activity for me, that too if I win the contest, I get over excited. Probably this is the first time I won a cooking contest, I'm really happy about that on top of all critical comments for my recipe .
Anyway my Orange and Almond Sponge is the winner, thank you Manjula madam for selecting my recipe as the winning recipe.
Dates and Almond Truffles
I have seen many form of this dates balls in many blogs. This recipe I followed from Cooking With Alia in youtube. A very simple recipe which is so easy to make and sugar free. You can watch the video from here
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Makes 20 balls
Pitted dates- 1 cup
Blanched almonds- 3/4 cup
Honey- 1 tbsp
Ghee- 2 tsp
Cinnamon powder- 1 tsp
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
Dessicated coconut- to roll the balls
Steam the dates in a steamer for 10 minutes. Mash it with a masher or fork while they are still warm. Roast the almonds for about 3 to 4 minutes. In a food processor combine all the ingredients except dessicated coconut and pulse it to smooth.
Roll the mixture into small lemon size balls, then roll it in the dessicated coconut.
This recipe goes to Any One Can Cook, Heart and Soul and Bookmarked recipes by Priya and Aipi.