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    Ancient Egyptian "date Candy" (For 2 People)

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    Annacia's Note:

    Figs, dates, pomegranates and grapes were the only fruits that could be grown in the hot climate. From: Ancient Egyptian Food and Drink. This recipe was from 1600BC and was found on an ostraca. *NOTE* There are no times given but I'm thinking it would go pretty quickly with the food processor.

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    1. 1
      mix the dates with some water to paste.
    2. 2
      mix in cinnamon and kardemon seeds.
    3. 3
      kneed in the walnuts.
    4. 4
      form balls, spread with honey and cover in the ground almonds.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 17, 2007


      If one stupidly forgos one's stick blender :-) and tries to be authentic, it is not easy to make a paste out of dates. One has to admire the cooks of the day. The flavor is just wonderful...the cardamom seeds are a little burst of concentrated but delightful flavor. I made mine tiny--marble size--because they are really an intense sweetmeat.

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    • on June 16, 2007


      Excellent! The taste is wonderful. I totally forgot to buy almonds so mine were a little sticky without the coating but that's my fault entirely. The combination of walnut and dates was inspired and we loved these. The honey gives a touch of sweetness and after a quick burst with a stick mixer these were ready in next to no time. Please see my rating system: an excellent 5 stars for a recipe where flavours come together and make magic. Thanks!

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    • on June 08, 2007


      My daughter made these for a project on ancient egypt. The kids in her class liked them. I thought they tasted like the filling from a date square. They were easy to make but I made them quite small. I got about 30 small round balls. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Ancient Egyptian "date Candy" (For 2 People)

    Serving Size: 1 (135 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 410.4
    Calories from Fat 125
    Total Fat 13.9 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 3.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 76.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.3 g
    Sugars 56.9 g
    Protein 6.1 g

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