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Sweet Pastry Rolls "Ali Baba"

(For 1 Adult and 1 Kid; Age 7-14)
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Sweet Pastry Rolls "Ali Baba"

Sweet Pastry Rolls "Ali Baba" - Two sweet tooths will get their fill for the price of one

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Health Score:
5,7 / 10
30 min.
ready in 45 min.
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Nutritional values

As a cereal product, the couscous in the filling is a good supplier of complex carbohydrates that satiate for longer. Together with the natural sugar from dates and honey, they give exhausted kids the necessary energy replenishment.

Also suitable as a sweet snack for four or more children. The kids can dip the rolls in creamy stirred natural yoghurt; this is fun and brings calcium for bones and teeth into play.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie584 kcal(28 %)
Protein13 g(13 %)
Fat24 g(21 %)
Carbohydrates77 g(51 %)
Sugar added15 g(60 %)
Roughage8.5 g(28 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E7 mg(58 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin3.7 mg(31 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate38 μg(13 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin5.4 μg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C2 mg(2 %)
Potassium502 mg(13 %)
Calcium93 mg(9 %)
Magnesium83 mg(28 %)
Iron2.2 mg(15 %)
Iodine3 μg(2 %)
Zinc1.5 mg(19 %)
Saturated fatty acids6.3 g
Uric acid31 mg
Cholesterol24 mg
Development of this recipe:


8 sheets Spring roll dough sheet (frozen, each 15 x 15 cm)
1 oz Couscous (instant)
8 fresh Date (about 70 grams)
2 ozs chopped almonds
2 Tbsps liquid honey (about 40 grams)
1 Tbsp butter (about 20 grams)
1 pinch ground Star anise
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 egg
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 large Bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Small knife, 1 small Non-stick pan, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 2 Small bowls, 1 Brush, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Fork

Preparation steps

Sweet Pastry Rolls "Ali Baba" preparation step 1

Place spring roll wrappers next to each other on work surface, cover with a damp kitchen towel and allow to thaw.

Sweet Pastry Rolls "Ali Baba" preparation step 2

Put couscous in a large bowl, pour in 100 ml (approximately 1/2 cup) boiling water and let stand until al dente, about 10 minutes.

Sweet Pastry Rolls "Ali Baba" preparation step 3

Meanwhile, pit dates and chop coarsely.

Sweet Pastry Rolls "Ali Baba" preparation step 4

Toast chopped almonds until golden brown in a small dry non-stick pan.

Sweet Pastry Rolls "Ali Baba" preparation step 5

Add dates and almonds to the couscous along with honey, butter, star anise and cinnamon and mix well to combine.

Sweet Pastry Rolls "Ali Baba" preparation step 6

Separate the egg (reserve yolk for another use). Whisk white in a small bowl until slightly frothy and brush over edges of the spring roll sheets.

Sweet Pastry Rolls "Ali Baba" preparation step 7

Place 2 tablespoons couscous filling in center of a spring roll sheet, then fold in sides and roll up into a tight log. Repeat with remaining couscous filling and wrappers. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then place the rolls on the sheet and bake in preheated oven at 200°C (fan 180°C, gas: mark 3)(approximately 400°F)  until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.