Saturday, January 29, 2011

Date Rolls

Typically, I make date rolls around Christmas time. They make a lovely addition to the Christmas platter. But these little rolls are really good any other time of the year as well. This recipe is also ideal for those watching their sugar intake - simply leave out the sugar from the dough recipe and the sweetness of the dates is sufficient to make these into a delightfully healthy treat.

Date Rolls
(Make 35-40 depending on the size)

200g all purpose flour
100g butter
60g fine sugar
200g dates, cut into strips
200g walnuts, slices
1 egg
Yolk of an egg for glazing

Beat the butter till fluffy.

Add the sugar and beat till fluffy again.

Add 1 well beaten egg and beat till incorporated with the sugar and butter.

Fold in the flour and mix till well blended. Knead lightly till it forms a dough.

Roll it out to a rectangular piece to a 1/4" thickness. Cut into 2" squares.

Put 2 strips of date and walnut (if you're using walnuts) on each roll and roll it up. Apply a little water to seal the edges.

Place on a well greased baking tray leaving about an inch of space between any 2 pieces.

Using a pastry brush, brush the top of each roll with egg yolk for a glazed look.

Bake for 10-15 minutes  at 160ÂșC.

Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

This recipe has been linked to Sweets for a Saturday @ Sweets as Sugar Cookies, hosted by the lovely Lisa. 

You should spend some time browsing her blog. She makes some lovely treats.

Also, don't forget to check the others have submitted this week.


  1. What a neat little treat. I hope you'll come by my blog and link these up for this week's Sweets for a Saturday.

  2. I have a wedding cake to put together for this weekend ... I hope I can manage my time well enough to make it this week!

  3. I love dates! People who have never had them don't realize how sweet they are. Great recipe :). [email protected] Meals For Meat Eaters

  4. Thanks for linking this up. I hope you'll be able to join in again next week.

  5. Miriam, I love them too!

  6. I love dates too but have never seen this before. Sounds delicious though. Come on over and enter my first give away.

  7. Thanks Mickey. I've left and entry!

  8. Wow, date rolls, what a nice treat...they sure look yummie :-)

  9. Thanks Juliana!

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