Has announced this months fruit - DATES!!
I love dates. Anything tat has to do uth dates - is an automatic favorite of mine....and Israel, as you know is the land of milk & honey...and dates. Of-Course.
The best dates are Mahajoul dates. They are soft and as sweet as can be. You can find the best dates either in Jericho or by the Kinneret.
So - back to this month AFAM.
Tjis is one of my favorite recipes I found on the TAPUZ forum. The recipe was given quite a while ago by Akavishon. Since then I have made it a million times. And nobody dislikes them. They are eaten in a scond.
Rolled Date Cookies
200 grams soft butter
200 ml vegetable oil
200 ml water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
5 cups all purpose flour
400 grams date spread
100 grams walnuts, chopped
Mix all the dough ingredients together in a mixer until dough is soft and pliable.
Heat oven to 180 C.
Divide dough into 4 parts.
Roll each part into a thin rectangle.
Spread date spread, sprinkle nuts and cinnamon. Roll tightly and put on parchment paper. Slice 1" slices - but only 3/4 away.
Bake 20 minutes until golden. Cool a bit and slice all the way. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Keep in airtight box.