Date and Nut Cake

Ingredients: (*Approximately 8 servings):
• 1 cup butter
• 1 cup sugar
• 5 eggs
• 1 cup flour sifted with
• teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon ground clove
• 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1 cup of Del Desierto pitted and chopped dates
• 1 cup chopped walnuts
• 1 teaspoon vanilla

How it's done:
Cream the butter. Add the sugar and continue to mix until well blended. Add the eggs one by one, while still mixing. Add the sifted flour and the spices. Mix well and include the dates and the nuts sprinkled with a little flour. Add the vanilla mixing it slowly. Bake in a greased and floured round pan. Cook at 200 C for 30 minutes.

Date Cookies

Ingredients: (*Approx. serving: Three dozens)
• 1 1/3 cup Del Desierto pitted and chopped dates.
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1 cup sifted flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 cup melted butter
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 beaten egg
• 1 teaspoon of salt
• 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon nutmeg
• 1 cup of cream

How it's done:
Mix the melted butter, the sugar, and vanilla, completely. Add the egg and mix well. Blend in the dry ingredients. Keep mixing and alternate adding the cream. Add the Del Desierto dates. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cook at 200 C for 10 minutes.

Easy Date Squares

Ingredients: (*Approx. 16 servings.)
• 1 cup sugar
• 3 eggs
• 1 cup packaged biscuit mix
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 cups of chopped and pitted Del Desierto dates
• 1 cup broken walnuts

How it's done:
Beat eggs till light; gradually add sugar, beating till thick and lemon colored. Combine biscuit mix and salt. Stir into egg mixture. Add Del Desierto dates and nuts. Pour into greased 9 x 9 x 2 inch square pan. Bake in moderate oven (350°) for 35 minutes. Cool slightly. Cut into 2 inch squares.

Dates with Cheese....simply exquisite dessert

Del Desierto dates
• Pieces of Manchego or Gruyere cheese

How it's done:
Pitt the Del Desierto dates and fill them with little pieces of cheese.


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