Sunday, January 27, 2013

Date and nut roll

There are many versions of this popular dessert made with dates and nuts. I tasted this at a friends place and absolutely loved it. So I requested her to share her recipe and she gladly did.
It looks elegant and can be considered healthier as compared to other desserts as it gets most of its sweetness from dates.  It has the nice crunch of nuts with a subtle flavor of vanilla. The condensed milk gives it the richness and makes it extra special. Once the hard work of chopping the dates and nuts is done it is quite easy to put it together.


Dates – 2 lbs  chopped into small pieces
Condensed milk – 1 can
1tsp vanilla essence
Nuts – Broken cashews, slivered almonds, chopped pistachios– 1 cup each
Grated dessicated coconut - to roll


Take a pan, add dates and stir on medium low flame.
Add vanilla essence, condensed milk and stir till it gets mushy and leaves sides of the pan.
Meanwhile, lightly roast all nut on stove or oven for 5 minutes.
Add chopped nuts to the date and condensed milk mix everything well.
Make a roll and roll it on the coconut flakes.
Put it in the foil and freeze it.
Remove and thaw in refrigerator overnight and cut in rounds.
You will get about 6-7 rolls and each roll can be cut into 10-15 pieces.