Date sweetmeats from Iraq
A fruity, spicy-sweet treat.
Place the pitted dates, cardamom and orange zest in a food processor and chop to form a course paste. If you do not have a food processor, chop finely with a knife.
Take small pieces of the paste and roll to make small balls, like meatballs (wet your hands to keep them from sticking). Enclose 1 or more almonds in the middle of each ball. Roll some of the balls in sesame seeds and some in coconut.
Store in a sealed container until ready to serve for dessert.
Recipe by, PCC Cooks instructor