Sunday, October 2, 2011

Date Pastries

Recipe from Youtuber Yoyomax12, check out her channel it's awesome!

500g chopped pitted dates
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons orange zest
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup golden crisco shortening
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon water
2 cups flour
icing sugar, for dusting

1. In a saucepan over medium high heat, place dates, water, sugar, and almond extract. Bring mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer, stirring until mixture forms a thick paste. Remove from heat and stir in orange zest and cinnamon. Let cool.
2. For the pastry, in a large bowl cream shortening and sugar. Blend in milk, water, and 1 cup of flour. Stir in remaining flour and knead until soft dough forms.
3. (A) Form a 1.5" round ball of dough, (B) then flatten it to form a cup shape, (C) fill with 1 tablespoon of date filling, (D) then seal up edges and shape into egg.
4. Place pastries onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake at 300°F for 16-20 minutes until set and firm. Do not let brown. Cool on pan for a couple minutes then transfer to wire racks. Dust with icing sugar while warm. Let cool completely.
5. Serve & enjoy!

Makes about 2 dozen.


1 comment:

  1. Date sin pastry are fantatsic.I love this fruit and although I make only few recepeis always happy to eat:)
    Your idea looks tempting:)