I love writing posts for Boho Life on a Monday. I love food and good recipes and I love sharing them all with you. Today I am pleased to have Myriam Perez from Bizcocho Pastries. Last time Myriam was on A boho Life she kindly shared with us her Apple and Cinnamon Muffins. Today she is sharing with us Date and Walnut Cookies and my gosh these look absolutely amazing.
Date and Walnut Cookies
- 250g Pitted dates
- 100g Walnuts
- 2 ¼ cups self raising flour
- ½ cup warm water
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup melted butter
- ¼ tsp salt
Step 1) Cover the dates in boiling water and let them rest for 20 minutes.
Step 2) Add flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour in the melted butter.
Step 3) Mix using the hook attachment of a hand held or standing mixer and slowly pour in the water and milk.
Step 4) Once the ingredients have come together, tip the dough onto a non-stick surface and knead for 2 minutes. If the dough sticks to the surface, grease the area with a bit of melted butter.
Step 5) Once the dough is nice and smooth, wrap it in cling film and let it rest for 20 minutes.
Step 6) While the dough is resting, make the filling by draining the water from the dates and put them into a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped.
Step 7)Add the walnuts to the processed dates and pulse a few times until there aren’t any large pieces. The filling is now ready to be used.
Step 8)Divide the dough into 4 equal parts.
Step 9)Roll each quarter of dough thinly into a rectangle and divide in half (you can trim the edges with a pastry cutter or a blunt knife). Make sure you grease the surface with melted butter or vegetable oil as it will make it easier to handle. With wet hands roll the date and walnut filling into small sausage shapes and place them at one end of each rolled rectangle.
Step)10Carefully roll each rectangle around the filling.
Step)11Cut the rolls into 1 inch pieces (approximately) and place them onto baking sheets covered with greaseproof paper.
Bake them for 20-25 minutes at 180 C (electric oven) or 160 C (fan oven) until light gold.
These cookies are great with coffee or tea and they are extremely addictive as they do not have any added sugar and are not overly sweet!
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