Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Date For Christmas

Sweet Treat
Am starting off the Christmas Season with A Sweet Treat- Stuffed Dates - something so simple that even a child could make it. My Mum told me that her mother used to make this for them at Christmas time every year, the only difference being that the almonds were stuffed with dates dipped in ghee.  Dates featured heavily on their menu as boat loads of dates would come in from the Gulf to Coondapoor as it was called half a century ago.  And the traditional gift to all was a big packet of dates with some oranges thrown in. 
This is an appealing and attractive addition to any Christmas Party.

The Recipe:                                                                                                                                        
 50 dates; 50 almonds  
With a sharp knife, make a slit horizontally down the centre of each date.  Remove the seed and replace with an almond.  Repeat until all the dates are stuffed with almonds.  Serve as a Sweet Treat for Christmas or during any party.                                                                                                                                                         

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