[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Date Paste – – – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]

  • Prep Time: 1h
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 1h 10m
  • Yield: 1/4-1/2 cup paste

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dates (or about 20 dates)
  • warm water to cover

Instructions

  1. Cover the dates with warm water. Be sure to remove any stems or seeds beforehand! Leave the dates to soak for about an hour, stirring every now and again to stop the ones on top from drying out. When the dates are nice and plump, drain off the liquid and keep it to one side.
  2. Place the dates in a blender and use the pulse button to blend them into a mush. Add 2 tablespoons of the reserved liquid, and continue to blend until you get a thick paste of a smooth consistency. (Note, because you’re only making a small amount you may need to remove the paste and manually mash the pulp with a fork, or keep stirring and pulsing until you achieve the desired results.)