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Date nougat

From the one star french chef Patrick Asfaux

Date nougat
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This date (the fruit) nougat (a kind of a candy) is a recipe of my friend Maloub who worked for numerous years for me ; I have adapted this recipe.

Recipe for 20-25 nougat pieces

  1. 800 grams (1.8 lb) pitted/stoned dats (so 1 kilogram = 2.2 lb) plain dates before stoning them) cut into thin slices
  2. 300 grams (10 oz) peeled and roasted almonds (roasted dry in an oven or in a pan : watch carefully)
  3. 350 grams (11-12 oz) liquid honey
  4. 10 centiliters (1/10 liter = 3 fl oz) water
  5. 220 grams (1/2 lb) caster sugar
  6. 1 teaspoonfull ginger in powder
  7. 2 teaspoonfulls grounded wthite pepper
  8. 2 soupspoonfulls sesame seeds

Progression

1/Prepare the sugar sirup with the sugar and water into a thick pan
2/After 2 minutes of boiling, pour the dates, the honey, the grilled almonds (roughly crushed and all the spices
3/Stir well with a wooden spatula then pour the mixture onto a large slightly oiled on a marble slab (or another plate)
4/When it is a little bit cooled down, roll it like a sausage and cut into 20-25 slices
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