Sunday, March 3, 2013

Fresh Sweet Dates - Algeria

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh dates
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom, ground

Procedure

  1. Remove the pits from the dates and arrange in 6 individual serving dishes.
  2. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan and stir in the flour.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the flour turns golden brown. Be careful not to burn.
  4. Remove the flour mixture from the heat and stir in the cardamom.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly, stirring occasionally.
  6. While still warm, pour over the warm dates and allow to cool to room temperature before serving.
Makes 6 servings.

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