Algerian "date candy"?
Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:26 PM
Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:05 PM
Here's the recipe I was given.
In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, make a sort of roux using a stick of butter and a cup of flour. You'll want the flour to end up blond in color. Add two firmly-packed cups chopped soft dates (I like Medjool for this) and stir to combine. Remove from heat and add your choice of spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and/or anise (also, if you want to, add honey to taste), and stir well. (Alternatively, pulse mixture in food processor if you prefer it smooth.)
Once cool enough to handle, roll into balls and coat in dried coconut, chopped nuts, sesame seeds, or powdered sugar.