Since Eid is round the corners, I thought of preparing something really yummy but not what every woman makes at her place on the special day! Of course you can't match the 'sivayyain' (though I'm not very fond of it). But, if you have Muslim friends, you surely know that dates are an important part of the everyday 'iftar' in every family after they break the full-day fast! Don't you think, just a plain date is quite monotonous? So, here's a chocolately twist to it! If you follow me on instagram, you would surely know how much I love chocolates. Well, Eid is just two days away (I know I should have put up this post earlier), and 'rozas' (fasting) are almost over, but you can still prepare these sweet little bites on the big day and serve it to your family and friends. Scroll down to see, how...
THINGS YOU NEED
1. Dates (khajoor)
2. Almonds (soak in water for 2 hours and peel off the skin)
3. White sesame seeds
4. Chocolate Bar (I've used AMUL chocolate, but you can use any brand)
DIRECTIONS TO PREPARE
1. Slit cut a date from one side.
2. Open it from the side and put a full almond inside (like a filling).
3. Close the date, cover it with extra mashed dates and tighten it with your fist.
Once you've rolled back the date into its original shape, it will look like this.
5. Break the chocolate bar into pieces and put it into the double boiler to melt.
(Check the consistency with a spoon, it should be thick & smooth)
6. Roast the sesame seeds on a pan or tava.
7. Take a cling film roll & cut 5' x 5' square pieces out of it.
(Use your own discretion while cutting the pieces, if you need a bigger size, cut that much)
8. Pour chocolate on the rolled dates. Cover only half of the date.
(If you want to cover the whole date with chocolate, you can simply dip it into the bowl)
9. Dip the date, covered with chocolate on half side, into a bowl of roasted sesame seeds.
(Simply sprinkle some seeds with your hands if you want lesser crunch)
10. Once the dates are covered with chocolate and topped with sesame, wrap them into a cling film plastic each.
(cling film will help the chocolate to stay in place without letting the dates stick to each other)
11. its now time to put the dates inside the freezer to set, for about an hour or two.
Your mouth will water while you look at the wrapped dates, but control yourself!
12. Once the dates are set, unwrap them from the cling film.
Arrange the dates on a silver plate (or any plate) and sprinkle some more sesame seeds on the top!
Your yummy chocolatey date bites are ready to serve!
They smell nice & it tastes yum..Are yours looking the same? Beautiful and tempting!
Eid Mubarak! To all of you reading this post, have a nice one!
(I'm sorry the plate is not full, since I couldn't control my cravings :P)
Note : These beautiful earrings are by Aetee Designs, an online store & I'm totally in love with them!