I made this recipe to make it easier for myself to have dates every day and stay full till lunch time, because i feel hungry alot that sometimes i have breakfast 3 times in the morning.
Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals. Its a good source of energy, sugar and fiber. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium,magnesium and zinc are found in dates. It also contains vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.
You can read more about Health Benefits of Dates here.
Here in middle east we can find dates easily everywhere in any supermarket, and for this recipe i used Khalas dates they are average-sized and reddish dark brown in colour, Khalas dates are moist and sticky, have a hearty flavour and a butter-caramel taste. Very fleshy, they melt warmly in your mouth.
I tried using different type and the result was unsatisfactory and it did not last long, so i prefer only Khalas type.
- 1/2 pack of Khalas dates
- 2-3 tbs of water
- 1 tbs of rose water
Take out the seeds from the dates and keep the flesh in a small cooking pot , turn on the stove on low heat and add water and rose water to it and keep stiring till the dates melt and become sticky again, just make sure it’s not runny otherwise it will not taste that good and won’t last long. Keep it in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.
You can have it on your toast, rusks, with banana and icream, or on top of your cake.