How to make dates


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  • 2 Nabulsiyeh date
    • 2.1 Ingredients
    • 2.2 How to prepare
  • 3 date balls
    • 3.1 Ingredients
    • 3.2 How to prepare
  • 4 date balls with digestive and cardamom
    • 4.1 Ingredients
    • 4.2 Method of preparation

Nablusia dates

the ingredients

  • Three quarters of a cup of flour .
  • A quarter cup of water.
  • Pinch of salt.

Semolina filling
  • Half a cup of coarse semolina .
  • Half a cup of sugar.
  • Two cups of water.
  • Sugar powder and mixed nuts, for garnish.

How to prepare

  • To prepare the dough: In an electric dough bowl, put the flour and salt, and gradually start pouring water with kneading until we get a soft, sticky dough.
  • We continue to knead for five minutes by kneading.
  • We divide the dough into eight equal sections, then put the dough sections in a bowl greased with a little oil.
  • Cover the bowl and set aside until the dough rest for five hours until an entire night.
  • To prepare the filling: In a saucepan over the heat, put the sugar, water and semolina, and stir the ingredients over medium heat until boiling.
  • Leave the mixture to cool slightly and continue stirring to obtain a thick mixture.
  • Pour the sweetness into a rectangular tray, leave it to cool, then cover it with transparent nylon and put it in the fridge until it sticks.
  • Take the sweetness out of the fridge and cut it into eight equal pieces.
  • Spread each dough section separately as a thin square on a hard surface greased with as little oil as possible.
  • We put a piece of semolina sweetness in the center of each dough section.
  • We take a corner of the dough and put it on top of the filling.
  • We return the ball with the rest of the corners until we close all the ends of the dough on the filling and get a square shape and do not put the dough too much on the filling.
  • We lightly and slowly press the palm of the hand over the rectangle, until it becomes a little thin.
  • We return the ball with the remaining dough quantities.
  • Heat a sufficient amount of oil in a saucepan, then put the dough pieces in the heavy oil and transfer them until they are tender and golden brown and crunchy.
  • We remove the dates from the oil and filter them into paper tissues.
  • When applying, sprinkle powdered sugar over each dates and serve immediately. It is hot.

Date balls

the ingredients

  • Two hundred and fifty grams of pitted dates, Ajwa.
  • Two tablespoons of cocoa.
  • A teaspoon and a half of Nescafe dissolved in half a cup of boiling water.
  • A quarter cup of nuts.
  • A quarter cup of pistachios.
  • A quarter cup of hazelnuts.
  • Half a cup of ground almonds.

How to prepare

  • Grind the nuts, pistachios and hazelnuts in an electric mixer until smooth mixture is obtained.
  • Put the ground nuts mixture in a medium bowl, with cocoa, dates or pasta and coffee.
  • Mix the ingredients until we get a homogeneous mixture like dough.
  • We take a measure of the mixture, decorate it with and then dip the ball with ground almonds from all sides.
  • We return the ball until the quantity is over.
  • We distribute date balls in a serving dish.

Date balls with Digestive and cardamom

the ingredients

  • A cup of ground Digestive biscuit.
  • A cup of sliced ​​dates , Ajwa.
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Pinch of ground cardamom.

For decorating
  • Ground tea biscuit.
  • Sesame.
  • Ground pistachio
  • Grated coconut .

How to prepare

  • We put dates or pasta in a bowl with cardamom and olive oil, and knead the ingredients well by hand for a smooth dough.
  • Add the crushed biscuit over the bowl, knead the ingredients again to get a smooth dough.
  • Divide the dough and start making balls of equal size.
  • We decorate the date balls in ground pistachios, sesame , coconut, or crushed biscuits, or serve them plain and then put them in a serving dish.