This version of the regional specialty pairs kefir with store-bought frozen yogurt and dates for a satisfying not-too-sweet treat.
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Muffins, shrunk down from gigantic bakery proportions, make a simple, quick breakfast. Sweet and nutty date muffins from Mad Hungry Cravings are good enough to enjoy throughout the day.
This clever and simple bread originates from Cookfight chef Kim's mother, Ann. She would send this nut-studded, date-sweetened bread to her daughter every Thanksgiving when she was in college.
A flaky rugelach dough is filled with a sweet date mixture to make these delectable stuffed cookies.
When most of us think of kimchi, we think of spicy fermented napa cabbage, swathed in a bright red, fishy sauce. Lauryn Chun's white wrapped kimchi from The Kimchi Cookbook is not that kimchi. Dating back to before the 16th century, this white kimchi was being made before chiles were introduced to Korea. As a result, the kimchi is mild and slightly sweet, yet still retains the signature crunch and funk from natural fermentation. Instead of simply tossing the mixture in a jar, however, Chun elevates the recipe by wrapping the kimchi mixture in brined napa cabbage leaves.
These "cookies" may be raw, but the sweetness of honey and dates makes them just as dessert-worthy as anything you can bake.
These "muffins" aren't baked, but somehow carrots, walnuts, dates, raisins, and spices come together to form a morning treat that tastes shockingly like the real thing.
This sandwich is modeled on a cheese plate: it's filled with Stilton, crisp pear, and sweet dates.
In these unique cookies, a sweet cream cheese dough is topped by a chewy, light pecan-date meringue.
[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger] Adapted from The Ethnic Paris Cookbook...
These moist muffins are perfumed with orange and studded with plump dates.
Salty, sweet, crunchy, moist, gooey—it's a challenge to pull away from this cake.
These two dishes are exceptionally simple and come together quickly. Devils on horseback are salty and sweet but definitely on the rich side, while the cucumber sandwiches are crisp and refreshing. Strong black tea is ideal, but Black Velvets would be a good accompaniment as well.
Think of these little pastries as drier, neater versions of baklava that you can hold in your hands without the services of a wet-nap. And since they call for puff pastry instead of phyllo dough, they come together in a fraction of the time without all the hassle of painting melted butter on tissue-thin sheets of pastry.
Dates are one of the many dried fruits that are delicious in both sweet and savory foods, and are also nutritious and full of fiber. In these simple layered bars, a soft date mixture is sandwiched between a crumbly, cinnamon-flavored oat-based crust. These bars are not only great for a simple brunch, but would travel well to someone else's get together, or even the office, if you feel generous.
A simple, seasonal, vegan-friendly treat devised by the good people at Whole Foods, No-Cook Berry Crisp is suitable for either breakfast or dessert. A dollop of yogurt will orient it more towards the morning, while a scoop of vanilla would make it nighttime-appropriate.