This recipe was inspired by one of our favorite tapas dishes. It's just like we like remember it from our first date some 13 years ago. I incorporated 2 Zaar recipes to create this clone. All of this can be made ahead and warmed in the microwave before serving. The Sweet Red Bell pepper sauce really make this dish amazing!
Thanks go out to go to: Julesong's Recipe#27425 and cflethcher's Recipe#140057. UPDATE: 11/2013 The restaurant uses applewood smoked bacon and roasted red pepper "butter sauce" so I will be trying these 2 latest additions and reporting back
My mom used to make these every Christmas for us when I was growing up, and they bring back special memories for me, especially around the holidays. We have been eating these for 50 years! These are my all time FAVORITE cookies :) They make a lot of cookies, and the amount really depends on how thick you actually roll the dough, and how thin or thick you cut the cookies. The cooking time is for EACH batch of cookies, and the prep time does not include time to chill dough.
Dates are relatively heavy and the mixture is very light, so you'll need to be sure to cut the dates into very small pieces or you will find that they sink to the bottom of the cake. From the Western chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.
This is from a Cooking Light magazine (but don't let that dissuade you!). I was served this at a friend's house and thought surely it was chocolate! It tastes so decadent and rich, with a lovely caramelized coconut crunch on top. Easy to make and a big hit with company. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
A little different from other recipes I've seen here, because the nuts are in the crust and there's the addition of lemon. They sound great. Wish I knew where the recipe came from! Read all the way through--notes at the end are from the original author.
From Gourmet magazine, October 2005. "Each bite delivers a huge range of tastes — sweet, salty, and smoky — all at the same time. They're easy to make and completely irresistible." Serve at your next cocktail party. Could substitute prosciutto instead of bacon (In fact, I prefer the prosciutto).
DELICIOUS!! I have made this recipe for 30 years and it is my DH's favorite of all my dozens of goodies! They can be sprinkled with powdered sugar or coconut on top. I use Splenda in the recipe to cut down on sugar calories. An easy and quick preparation.
This is a really old fashioned soft cake style cookie, rich with dates and nuts, topped with fabulous nutty flavored frosting. Please use real butter only for the frosting! The flavor won't be the same if you don't. It's a family favorite for 50 yrs.
This is based on a chicken recipe from Australian Good Taste magazine but I made it veggo. I have successfully used Chinese red dates in this recipe. The ginger can make it a little spicy if it is very fresh, if required serve with a little good quality yoghurt.