Monday, October 15, 2012
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!
Drool is pouring out of my mouth in this same manner.
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!
Bow chicka wow wow!
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?
Make date truffles! No recipe for this one - they are wing-it truffles. Date meat + cocoa powder + coconut flour + vanilla extract = nom nom nom nom nom...
I like a soft truffle.