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Espresso Dates

with Goat's Milk Yogurt
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Espresso Dates

Espresso Dates - Wonderfully aromatic and sweet - indulge yourself!

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 d. 12 h. 20 min.
Ready in
Calories:
313
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie313 kcal(15 %)
Protein5 g(5 %)
Fat4 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates60 g(40 %)
Sugar added3 g(12 %)
Roughage7 g(23 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E0.2 mg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin3.3 mg(28 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate28 μg(9 %)
Pantothenic acid1 mg(17 %)
Biotin8.1 μg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.4 μg(13 %)
Vitamin C4 mg(4 %)
Potassium709 mg(18 %)
Calcium200 mg(20 %)
Magnesium55 mg(18 %)
Iron1.6 mg(11 %)
Iodine9 μg(5 %)
Zinc0.8 mg(10 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.7 g
Uric acid12 mg
Cholesterol16 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
13 ounces
fresh Dates
1 stalk
4
12
1 ¾ cups
Espresso (or very strong coffee)
1 tablespoon
1 pound
1
3 drops
Lemon balm (to taste)
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Fine grater, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Jar, 1 Coffee Filter, 1 Fork

Preparation steps

1.
Espresso Dates preparation step 1

Cut dates along one side and remove the pits.

2.
Espresso Dates preparation step 2

Break cinnamon stick into small pieces. Combine dates, cinnamon and allspice in a large food storage jar.

3.
Espresso Dates preparation step 3

Crush cardamom pods with the side of a large knife.

4.
Espresso Dates preparation step 4

Heat espresso with sugar and cardamom in a small pot to just below the boiling point and pour over the dates.

5.
Espresso Dates preparation step 5

Secure lid on the jar and let the dates soak for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

6.
Espresso Dates preparation step 6

On the day before serving, spoon yogurt into a sieve lined with a coffee filter (or cheesecloth). Cover with foil and let drain overnight in the refrigerator.

7.
Espresso Dates preparation step 7

Rinse orange, wipe dry and finely grate zest. Stir together strained yogurt, 1 teaspoon orange zest and the orange blossom water until smooth. Serve chilled dates with the yogurt sauce and garnish with lemon balm and more orange zest.