Algerian Stuffed Dates Recipe
Algerian stuffed dates is a very popular iftar recipe from Algerian cuisine. Here I am demonstrating the whole process of making these delicious stuffed dates. We will use dates, almond paste, powdered sugar and optionally chocolate and let me tell you, once you make these dates, you would love to have it everyday during Ramadan ul Mubarak.
Algerian dates is famous all around the world. It is a traditional dish of North Africa and served in iftar in many countries including Algeria, Lebanon and Egypt. Every bite of this sweet snack would put you in love with Algerian kitchen.
Here is how to make Algerian stuffed dates recipe with steps.
- 24 pcs dates
- 3 drops green food colouring optional
- 2/3 cup almond paste (marzipan)
- 2 tsp icing sugar
- as required white chocolate (optional)
- as required liquid brown chocolate (optional)
Slit all dates lenth-wise from the middle and remove the seeds.
Put 2-3 drops of green food coloring over almond paste (optionally) and knead couple of times with gentle hands (or until coloring is mixed into the paste well).
Then take small pieces of almond paste and fill inside the slits in dates.
Now sprinkle icing sugar on all the dates.
Or put it in liquid chocolate like what I did. If you want to put it in chocolate you have to put in the refrigerator about 1 hour before.
Put in the refrigerator. Then garnish with white chocolate.
Similarly, garnish all the dates with white chocolate.
Algerian Stuffed Dates are ready to serve.
Enjoy this traditional Algerian iftar this Ramadan.