Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Date Bites

Date Bites is nothing but small sweet bread filled with date and walnut filling. You can also use other fillings like fig jam, orange marmalade and top it with chocolate.
This recipe is adapted from Arabic Bites.
Plain Flour-11/2 cup
Oil- 2 tbsp
Sugar-1/4 cup
Cardamon-1/2 tsp
Baking Powder-1 tsp
Milk-1/2 cup
Water- 1 tbsp
Medjool dates-6 to 8
Walnut- 5 to 6
Cardamon- a pinch
Mix all the dough ingredients by adding milk little by little, make it into a smooth. Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare the filling by mixing all the filling ingredients together and make it like a dough.
Divide the dough into 12 equal parts, make it into a ball, flatten it slightly, place some filling inside the dough, cover and make it into a ball. Flatten slightly with your palms.
Repeat it with the remaining dough.Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius and bake it for 15 to 20 minutes, until slightly brown on top.

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