Ancient Egyptian "date Candy" (For 2 People)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Annacia

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.

Top Review by BarbryT

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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