110 – Stuffed Dates Recipe – Ramadan Specials

Ramadan is coming up soon – it is the holly month where Muslims fast from sun rise to sun set. In Morocco, dates are considered a very important ingredient during this month as Moroccans break their daily fast with dates and milk. Today, I am going to show you how to stuff dates (sweet version and salty version) to bring a special touch to your Ramadan table!

Ingredients

  • [Salty] Madjool Dates
  • [Salty] Goat Cheese
  • [Salty] Chives
  • [Salty] Walnuts
  • [Almond Paste] 1 pound of raw almonds
  • [Almond Paste] 8 oz of sugar
  • [Almond Paste] 1 teaspoon of orange blossom water
  • [Almond Paste] 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • [Almond Paste] 4 tablespoons of butter
  • [Sweet] Madjool Dates
  • [Sweet] Walnuts
  • [Sweet] Dark Chocolate

Directions

Salty Recipe:
1- Chop the chives and the walnuts.
2- Mix the chives and walnuts with the goat cheese.
3- Pit the dates and stuff them with the cheese mixture.

Almond Paste Recipe:
1- The first step is to remove the almond skin. Boil water then pour it on the almonds and let them sit for few minutes.
2- Strain the almonds from the water, place them on a towel, and rub them energetically with the towel. The skin of the almonds will be removed with the friction.
3- Note: if the almonds dry out, place them back in the hot water to sfoten the skin.
4- Mix the almonds, melted butter, sugar, orange blossom water, and cinnamon in a grinder until you get a smooth

Sweet Recipe:
1- Pit the dates and stuff them with the almond paste. Add a walnut in the middle of the stuffed date
2- Melt the chocolate. Dip the stuffed dates in the chocolate.
3- Chill the dates in the fridge until the chocolate becomes hard. Once they cool down, you can decorate the dates with edible foil sheet or glitter.