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Date and Nut Slices

by Anisa Karolia from The Ramadan Cookbook

Sweet and chewy, with plenty of texture from a variety of mixed nuts, these quick and easy date slices are perfect for iftar during Ramadan.

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Start your day with these delicious, nutritious slices. Perfect for Ramadan, for suhoor or iftar, they are rich in vitamins and minerals and packed with lots of energy. These will help suppress sugar cravings and you control your appetite through the day. 

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50g butter
250g pitted dates, finely chopped
50g granulated sugar
20g chopped pistachios
20g chopped almonds
20g chopped cashews
50g Marie biscuits or digestive biscuits, broken into pieces
sesame seeds, for sprinkling

Essential kit

You will need: baking paper.


Prep: 10 minutes. Cook: 10 minutes. Chill: 1 hour.

Melt the butter in a saucepan on a low heat and add the dates and sugar. Cook until the dates soften and start to look mushy. This will take 8–10 minutes. Add the chopped nuts and biscuits and stir everything together. 

Take a sheet of baking paper and lay out flat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and place the date mixture on top. Roll into a log shape, using the paper to help make a tight roll. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour until firm, then cut into 1cm slices. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2–3 weeks.


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From the book: The Ramadan Cookbook

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