Appetizers | Nuts

Roasted dates with pancetta, almonds and chile

A gorgeous recipe from chef, Michael Symon. Simple, but so addictive. Sliced almonds and red pepper flakes are added to sauteing pancetta and then spooned over roasted dates. The intensity of the flavors from the sweetness of the dates through the saltiness of the pancetta, the nuttiness of the almonds and the spicy heat from […]

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Baking | Grains

Date and oat crumb bars

I love something sweet at the end of a meal, and these are sweet, gooey and crunchy all at the same time. You will love them and so will the family. Makes about 8 servings 1lb Medjool dates, pitted and chopped 1/4 cup honey 1 cup water 1 tbsp butter 1 1/2 cups rolled oats […]

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Gluten Free | Poultry

Roast chicken with dates, olives and capers

Thanks again to the incredible Yotam Ottolenghi for another Middle Eastern winner. The combination of sweet dates, briny green olives and tart capers, complements this dish so beautifully. It is best to prepare this dish 2 days before you need to serve it and leave it in the fridge to marinate so all the wonderful […]

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Baking | Dessert

Heavenly one bowl apple cake

  This is a dark, dense, gooey apple cake. The one extra step in this recipe is for soaking the dates in Apple Brandy or Calvados. Serves 12 to 16 3/4 cup chopped dates 3/4 cup Calvados or apple brandy 2 cups unbleached, all purpose flour 2 cups white sugar 2 tsp baking soda 1 […]

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