8 Ramadan recipes using dates

8 Ramadan recipes using dates

Yay with it being Ramadan, i just had to put together my 8 Ramadan recipes using dates. There are so many benefits to eating dates. Not only is it a great source of energy, it also does all of this.

8 Ramadan recipes using dates

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Spelt, white chocolate and cranberry cookies

Spelt, white chocolate and cranberry cookies

These spelt, white chocolate and cranberry cookies are a bit of a revelation to me. I wasn’t expecting to like them. I was literally just making the recipe up as I went along and praying it would work! They turned out so great, that even my kids LOVED them.

spelt, white chocolate and cranberry cookies

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Dark Chocolate and Stem Ginger Anzac Biscuits

Dark Chocolate and Stem Ginger Anzac Biscuits

These dark chocolate and stem ginger anzac biscuits are the stuff dreams are made of. The never ending debate around whether or not anzacs should be soft or hard, is kinda boring. Like.. just make a decision guys and adjust your recipe accordingly. 😉 I make them both ways, depending on my mood. The ones pictured here are the softer variety, made with caster sugar and baked for a shorter time.

I prefer the darker ones overall and therefore the recipe below, is for the darker ones.

Dark Chocolate and Stem Ginger Anzac Biscuits

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Triple Chocolate Cookie in a skillet/cast iron pan

Triple Chocolate Cookie in a skillet/cast iron pan

I really did not know what to call this! Is it a deep pan cookie? A skillet cookie? A Cast iron pan cookie or is it cookie dough. I settled for this title because it covers all the bases. A triple chocolate cookie in a skillet/cast iron pan is so delicious and is a real crowd pleaser. It looks good too! When you get into the middle, you are basically in chocolate lava land. Drop some ice cream in and all is good. 🙂

This is something everyone should make. It is perfect for that day off from healthy eating that some of us eagerly anticipate all week. I would strongly suggest that you only make this in a cast iron pan although. You can try it in a cake tin and cook for slightly longer if you want to. It will yield similar results but it won’t be the same.

I will be putting up a recipe for a copycat Pizza Hut style cookie dough soon so keep your eyes peeled for that.

triple chocolate cookie dough in a cast iron pan/skillet

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Date Biscuits

Date Biscuits

These date biscuits are delicious and again really easy to make. They are chewy, sweet and despite their small size, quite a satisfying snack.

date biscuits

Date Biscuits
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Serves: 25 - 30
 
Ingredients
  • 350g dates pitted
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 10 crackers or digestive biscuits broken roughly into 1cm pieces.
Instructions
  1. In a small pan over a low heat, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Keep stirring the dates with a wooden spoon until you can feel that they have broken down enough to form a ball with the other ingredients.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly (not too much because the mixture won’t stick together).
  4. Roll out and cut about 30 cm of cling film.
  5. Add the date mixture to the middle of it and roll together to form a cylindrical roll shape.
  6. Try to get this as tight as possible.
  7. Twist the ends together and put the roll into the fridge for 2- 3 hours.
  8. Remove from the fridge, remove cling film and cut into biscuits.
  9. These keep for 2 weeks in the fridge.

 

*Based on 25 cookies

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