Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Date sugar.... Natures candy!

I have had a lot of fun with this one.. no one has been able to guess what it is, not even my family. I can tell you it's healthy, it's easy and it's only one ingredient..... best of all, by itself it taste like crunchy candy. It's also very sticky. I suggest putting it into something strong enough that you dig it out with knife or fork. I also thought a resealable bag would be could as this would make it easy to break pieces off. I've made a cake with it which worked really well and I also sprinkle it on bircher muesli. I'm sure I'll find lots of other things to do with it as well.

I'd seen date sugar in a few recipes but have never seen it for sale anywhere. So I did a bit of googling (wish I kept the links so I could give some credit!) and decided to have a go at it. 

Date Sugar
Super easy instructions:

  1. Cover a mesh dehydrator sheet with dried dates and dry on 45 degrees celcius (115 Fahrenheit) for 24-36 hours or until they are hard when cooled. 
  2. Place cool dates into a blender or food processor and blend until fine. (I used a blender)
  3. Patiently remove the sticky sugar and package into sealed containers.

NOTE: you can also dehydrate it again to get it even drier if you wish. I didn't do that but have read that it get it much drier, I don't know about the stickiness though.

Have fun and Enjoy!

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