Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a middle eastern recipe for date filled pastry things:) My friend in Melbourne made them once and I loved them. They go well with coffee and tea:)


  1. Pre-Heat oven to 170C degrees.
  2. Sift flour and sugar into a mixing bowl.
  3. Rub 250gm butter into flour/sugar until nicely ditributed.
  4. Add rose water, and water and knead to a dough.
  5. Rest it for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, chop the dates and heat with the 2TBS butter till nice and soft.
  7. Roll the dough into little balls in your hand and fill with a small amount of date filling and then close it up.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, and let them cool on the tray.