Ideas for a bag of dates?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Ideas for a bag of dates?
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Thu, 04-21-2011 - 5:27pm

Through a long, boring chain of events I came to own a bag of pitted dates that I have no idea how to use. Are there any ideas or recipes that you like? I don't know that I've even tasted a date before. Could I puree and hide them in some muffins or sweet bread? They are sweet, right?

I'd love some advice - thanks!

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Fri, 04-22-2011 - 12:26am

You have gold!

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Fri, 04-22-2011 - 12:27am

BTW, dates are similar to figs.

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Fri, 04-22-2011 - 12:38am

Date Nut Bread

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Fri, 04-22-2011 - 12:39am
And you can always Elvis them...chop and add to a peanut butter and banana and honey grilled sandwich!
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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Fri, 04-22-2011 - 12:45am

I once would have thought "date nut bars" was code for a Saturday night activity in a public place...

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-31-2001
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 1:23am
OMG lucky you. I gave away a bag on Good Friday and wish I had them tonight. You must make sticky date pudding, mind you might be called something else in US but sooooo delicious. Darn I don't have it typed out but if you let me know if you are interested in a dessert I could find it and type tomorrow. Get back to me. Now on the not dessert side of things this simple throw together curry is great.You can vary the ingredients as much as you want depending on what is on hand and also leave out the rice in the slow cooker as well.
Crock Pot Date & Sweet Curry Chicken
Throw in the following:-
-cubed potatoes
-roughly chopped onion
-carrot
-cubed chicken breast pieces
-1/4 red capsicum/bell pepper
-2 tablespoons rice
-2.5 cups chicken stock
-3/4 cup chopped dates (added in last hour)
-cubed butternut pumpkin (added in last hour)
-teasp mild curry powder
-1/4 cup honey (added in last 20 mins)

Cooked on low for 3-4 hours.
Served with rice, and crusty dinner rolls.
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 5:52pm
Suzi would you post the recipe for me

I would love to have that one...
Sticky date pudding
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 5:56pm
I love dates any kind of them
fresh or bagged or dried

I use them in all kinds of recipes..
Yes you can puree them and hide them in recipes. They will make your sweet bread or muffins very moist... YES they are sweet.. very sweet...
Hopefully suzi post that recipe for here pudding..
OH they can be frozen for later use.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-31-2001
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 6:12pm
I totally forgot they are great stuffed in lamb or pork. Oh and chicken too.
Wish I had them.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-31-2001
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 6:13pm
Sure will Wren, give me time to find it and type it then I will post...hey if I forget just remind me lol
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