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Date Rolls

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

A wonderful East Indian Christmas sweet /cookie . This is made using a short crust pastry consisting of plain flour/maida , butter , sugar and eggs. The pastry dough is rolled out and cut into strips. The date and walnut is placed into each strip and sealed.

Ingredients 200 gms plain flour/ maida 1 egg 100 gms soft butter 60 gms sugar . powder the sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder 6 cloves ( powder the cloves with the sugar) Method 1 Cream butter and sugar well . Add the egg and mix well. Now add the sifted flour little at a time . Start to knead to a soft dough. Add a tsp of extra flour and roll to a smooth soft dough. Method for Dates and walnuts Deseed the dates , making a slit . Add a 1/4 piece walnut inside the date. 40 dates , 10 walnuts. Method 2 Dust your working surface with flour. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into strips about 1inch x 2.5 inches. Roll a date and walnut in each strip. brush the ends of the dough strip with egg wash. seal edges well. brush a baking tray with oil. place these rolls on the tray. brush with egg wash. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 25 mins or till underside turns brown. Dust with icing sugar (optional) total pieces 40

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