When it comes to dates, it’s hard to not fall in love with them. However, if you want a treat that’s even better than dates themselves, there are plenty of delicious recipes that call for them. And with today’s economy, there’s no shortage of places to buy them at. You may also want to think about making your own dates instead.
Dates fruit is usually called the queen of dates, has a pretty white color, a smooth feel and an almost transparent light shade. They’re also very good for eating on their own, but when you bake them, they really pop out. As for what makes them so delicious, they’re sweet in the middle, creamy in the center, and have a hint of spice on the outside. But if you don’t like a lot of sweetness in your date dishes, there’s still more.
Because dates are actually a fruit, they tend to retain a lot of their nutrients while still being full of flavor, so you can really use them for more than just fresh fruit. If you combine them with other fruits, such as strawberries, you’ll have a very good base for any number of desserts.
Dates are also great for making wine. This is because they have been used for centuries to add acidity to wines. So if you’re wondering what date wine tastes like, it’s not much different than it would taste with another type of wine. However, it can have a distinct, refreshing taste to it when added to a glass of wine.
Another great thing about dates is that they’re quite easy to make. All you need to do is soaked some dates in water overnight, then drain them and cut them open. When they’re opened, you can scoop out the flesh inside to reveal a rich, dark, almost caramelized flavor.
You can keep dates on their own or you can mix them with other fruits. Either way, you’re sure to enjoy the flavor and health benefits of dates. Once you try them, you’ll wonder why you haven’t made them before.
Date extractors are great ways to preserve the dates you use in cooking, as well as making your own. A simple date extractor is a small jar that sits on the counter that contains a little airtight seal, with the date inside it.
Simply take a dry date and place it in the jar, fill with a little water and then shake it up. The air will draw out all the liquid and it will become a nice, chunky pulp.
Store the pulp in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. This will make it last even longer.