Thursday 16 January 2014

Date Paste Recipe

date paste recipe maamoul makrout muslim blog

This is a recipe for homemade date paste which I have used for Algerian/Arab Recipes. This paste is great to use for Maamoul cookies and Makrout. I decided to make my own paste as it is impossible to buy this locally.

  • 300g Dates
  • Melted Butter/Margarine (tablespoon)
  • Orange Blossom Water (2 tablespoons or more)
  • Cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon)
date paste recipe maamoul makrout muslim blog

Step 1: Remove the stones from the dates and place into a steamer. (I used a couscous pan)
Step 2: Once the dates have been steamed (able to be mashed) remove and place into a bowl.
Step 3: Add melted butter, cinnamon, and orange blossom water to the dates and mix.(use a mixer or by hand with a fork)
Step 4: You may need to add extra Orange Blossom Water or plain water to make the date paste more softer.

Allow to cool down and either use straight away for your cookies or store in a fridge to use at a later date, it should be able to keep for at least a week in an airtight container. When I have removed it from the fridge I have had to add a little more orange blossom water to make it softer again, or I guess you could try to heat it up a little!

I hope to share with you my Maamoul Cookies recipe soon too, insha'Allah.

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  1. As-Salaamu Alaykum Karma,
    Insha'Allah you and your family are in good health. JazakAllah Khair for sharing your date paste recipe it looks the perfect consistency. I have seen other recipes but all looked too wet for Algerian/Arabic cookies. Looking forward to seeing your mamoul cookies insha'Allah. Barak Allahu Fiki.

  2. MashaAllah looks nice. I ate some of these last week but.they were shop bought. Might try this inshaAllah

  3. That looks delicious, I can see this be used to make some cookies. Yum

  4. I would never have thought to make a date pasta!!


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