Stuffed dates on raspberry coulis
March 5, 2015 • Category: Dessert
I love dates. Is there a better snack to start or end the day with? I can’t find one. The good news is one can find fantastic dates in California or, of course, in the traditional date-producing countries like Egypt, Iran or KSA. Iraq alone used to have several hundred (if not thousands) of varieties at one time. In Beirut, I stumbled on a shop selling…just dates. The variety I found (amongst dozens of others) is imported from KSA and is golden and literally melts in the mouth. Heavenly.
This is a simple-as-can-be sweet bite, with a date, stuffed with an almond, resting on a pool of berry coulis (or diluted jam), with a snippet of whipped cream.
6 large and moist dates (such as Medjool or Deglet Noor or other variety)
6 whole almonds, preferably toasted
1 cup of berry coulis (purée in a blender 3/4 cup berries, plus 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and a teaspoon of lemon or orange juice)
Whipped cream (optional, I used a can)
1. Pit the dates and stuff each with an almond. Pour a couple of tablespoons of coulis on the dessert spoon, place the date and when serving, a bit of whipped cream on top.
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leaf (the indolent cook) says:
I love the look of these! Simple, yet gorgeous and vibrant. And I’m so impressed that there is a shop that sells only dates!
On March 5, 2015 at 8:59 pm
Hi Joumana! Where’s the date shop you discovered in Beirut? Would love to explore it.
On March 6, 2015 at 7:28 am
@leaf (the indolent cook), thanks and yes, with the varieties of date in the Middle East, it make sense for a shop to be sustained just with dates 1
@danielle: It is in Aishe Bakkar. I will go there this week and see if it is still there and give you their number
@lara: Merci, c’est si gentil de me le signaler! 🙂
On March 6, 2015 at 8:37 am
Coucou .j espère que vous avez passé un bon weekend.hier je feuilletais votre livre avec mon cousin ( français mais qui adore la cuisine libanaise ) alors d un coup il me dit ” est ce qu on peut passer commande? Est ce qu elle fait des livraisons en france? ” .je n ai pas pu l empêcher de vous le dire.bonne continuation et à la prochaine recette .bises
On March 9, 2015 at 9:52 am
Dates are one of my favorite foods…so rich and satisfy my sweets-cravings, these desserts are such a wonderful and easy idea!
On March 27, 2015 at 8:58 pm