You ask why?
It’s simple dates, turned into a paste, which makes it lovely for a lot of things.
You could drop a dollop upon a scone, for instance, or on some ice cream.
But what it really works well as is a substitute for white sugar.
It of course is laden with calories like regular sugar, but it does have some fiber and it dous not have a bunch of processing.
It freezes perfectly, so just put it into suitable amounts and use it as needed.
- 1 container of dried dates (350 grams) is fairly standard
- 2/3 c water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Place all in a glass container making sure that all the dates are in water and cover with some plastic wrap and leave on the counter over night.
- In the morning, place all in a food processor and whirr until nice and smooth.
- Spoon into containers and refrigerate or freeze for longer term use.
SERVES: 5- 1/3 C measures
NOTES: You can substitute for liquid sugary things like juice or applesauce on pretty much an equal basis. For dry sugar, you will have to diddle a bit more, perhaps by adding a bit more dry ingredient base in to keep the batter consistent. The flavor is not over powering enough I don’t think to mess up most baking recipes. Would be lovely with oatmeal I think.
SOURCE: Italian Food Forever