Got a load of dates, what shall I do?

(14 Posts)
chipped Sun 07-Oct-12 17:16:18

Any good recipes? I don't like them much to snack on but imagine they're good in cakes? My mum has just given me a load, stone less, in a tub.

No idea why, they are just here, in my kitchen, following her visit.

SomewhereInCanada Sun 07-Oct-12 17:21:10

Ooh. Sticky Toffee Pudding!!

chipped Sun 07-Oct-12 18:04:37

Ooh! Yes!

Obviously sticky toffee pudding! Slightly more virtuous are sugar free flapjacks. Blend the dates with apple juice and use instead of golden syrup - they are very good.

Wolfcub Sun 07-Oct-12 18:13:00

sticky toffee pudding for sure. Or you could make cockroach crunch - basically mars bar crispy cake with dates, then smother the top in chocolate.

suburbophobe Sun 07-Oct-12 18:17:46

LOL, thought "lucky woman!" till I saw it was "food" grin

ProudNeathGirl Sun 07-Oct-12 18:25:18

Date and walnut loaf is nice.

chipped Sun 07-Oct-12 18:29:26

Cockroach crunch?! Who called it that? Must be a Halloween thing.

I am going to go with the virtuous flapjacks so DCs have healthy lunchbox fillers and I've made something with the dates. Two birds smile

Thanks a lot.

Laughed about 'date' misunderstanding. Read it to dh who looked at me blankly. We have been together too long a looooong time

Wolfcub Sun 07-Oct-12 18:33:28

my mum has always called it cockroach crunch so that's what I grew up with, it's delicious.

NellyJob Sun 07-Oct-12 18:34:15

some sort of date cake, deffo

Ooh let me know what you think
I had gd in pregnancy but have s really sweet tooth and the dietician told me about them. I still do them now smile

cupcakefairy Sun 07-Oct-12 18:47:31

I see you're going with flapjacks, but for next time.. try date slice. DIVINE.
Recipe here lickerbowler.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/date-walnut-slices.html?m=1

ProudNeathGirl Sun 07-Oct-12 20:24:54

You can stuff them with marzipan and dip them in chocolate, and keep them for Christmas.

riverboat Sun 07-Oct-12 20:31:31

Just be yourself and stock up on breath mints and condoms.

Oh wait, you mean...

wink

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