So dating and Ramzaan don’t exactly go hand in hand but the kajoor variety of dates and Iftar belong together like two soul mates, it just works. They are a household staple during Ramzaan but growing up I wasn’t the biggest fan. Nowadays like most people I enjoy them in numerous ways (mostly in an energy ball, shake or Lara Bar). I like to get fancy from time to time so how about three delicious (and easy) ways to eat a date in Ramzaan?
I love the idea of serving up a massive platter of different types of dates at a gathering so my friends and family can pick away at them throughout the night. Having said that I’ll happily keep a stash of these fancy ones around for my solo Iftaris as well. You only need a handful of ingredients to bring these recipes to life. They only take a few minutes to prepare and even though they are pretty straightforward – my quirky touches add a little pizzazz to this Ramzaan staple!
Three Delicious Ways To Eat Dates
- 16 Honey Dates
- 1tbsp sunflower oil
- Himalayan pink salt
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Toss dates with sunflower oil and pink salt.
- Lay out the dates in an oven proof dish (or baking tray with parchment paper) and bake for 10-15 minutes until the dates are fat and swollen. Allow to them cool a little but serve them warm.
- These dates taste like salted caramel once they’ve been in the oven!
- 8 Honey Dates
- 50g dark chocolate
- 1tbsp Unsweetened desiccated coconut
- Line a plate with some foil.
- Break up the dark chocolate into a small bowl and put it in the microwave for about a minute to melt it. Check it every twenty seconds to make sure it doesn’t burn.
- Using a sharp knife cut incisions in the dates to remove the pit but allow the dates to retain their shape.
- Dip the dates into the melted chocolate, making sure they are completely coated and place them on the foil. Once all of them have been covered in chocolate, sprinkle them with the coconut.
- Place them in the fridge for about half an hour or until the chocolate has set and serve.
- I love eating one of these with a cup of peppermint tea, it’s like eating a big chewy toffee and dark chocolate is always my preferred method of ending the day.
- 8 Honey Dates or Medjool Dates
- Goat’s Brie Cheese
- Some walnut pieces
- Using a sharp knife, cut incisions into the dates and remove the pits.
- Cut small pieces brie, stuff them into the dates and top with a walnut piece.
- Bonus: Add some sliced up fruit alongside these stuffed dates for a gorgeous dessert platter.