Do I have some sweet, syrupy goodness for you today! Do you have some dates? Do you have any water? Good – then go make some date syrup!
Good lawrd. This stuff is where it’s AT, people! Grammar be damned! It’s such a simple concept, yet so unbelievably delicious! You simply simmer dates and water together until the dates are very mushy, then strain them using a cheesecloth, and then simmer the “date water” until it thickens. Done! Holy mother of all that is good and pure! I found this one on the youtubes, and you should watch the video for more details. Now. Go!
My date watered (after straining) simmered for about 30 minutes before it thickened a little, but it didn’t thick much at all while it was cooking. It did however darken quite a bit, and that’s when I figured it was done. Let it get quite dark or it won’t thicken enough in the fridge. I only got maybe 1/2 cup of syrup form this recipe, and I can already tell that next time I will double it. Want more! What to do with the icky looking “date meat” that is left behind?