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Dates and chocolate


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#1 janeer

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

It is date season here in the desert and I have become obsessed with them, particularly eating them with dark chocolate. I am not much of a candy maker, but hope Kerry or others might have a suggestion for making a simple, unadorned date truffle or something else with chocolate (even a cake) that might make a nice gift. I have access to about 6 or 7 varieties of freshly harvested fruit, from my favority caramel-y "Golds" to the giant medjool. Thanks.

#2 Kerry Beal

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:42 AM

Popular in some of the older books I have are dates stuffed with almond paste then candied or half dipped in chocolate.

#3 Baselerd

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:53 AM

You can also make a date puree, use that in any pastry or chocolate that you would with another fruit puree.

#4 pastameshugana

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:01 AM

I always bring chocolate for my date (Mrs. Meshugana)... oh wait...

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#5 Nathalie

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

http://www.channel4....marzipan-recipe

I found this recipe earlier, would make some for Christmas if it wasn't for the fact that there's already too much here to eat...

#6 Hassouni

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

Popular in some of the older books I have are dates stuffed with almond paste then candied or half dipped in chocolate.


Oh dear god. The deliciousness. The sheer, sheer deliciousness of this....I don't think I can take it!

(the chocolate version anyway :laugh: )