What can I use chopped dates for?

What can I use chopped dates for?

Preparation. Eat dates as a sweet snack, or chop them up and scatter them onto cereal in place of sugar or honey. Chopped up they can also be added to cakes, biscuits and desserts. They’re delicious served with cheese or as an after dinner treat, stuffed with a whole almond and rolled in icing sugar.

How do you use date crystals?

When substituting Date Crystals for chopped dates in your own recipes, you should add 1/3 cup of liquid to 1 cup of Dates Crystals to equal 1 cup of chopped dates. Shields Date “Sugar” is the same as Date Crystals® only ground finer. Most recipes can interchangeably use either “Sugar” or Crystals®.

How do you use dates in baking?

Dates make the perfect binder and sweetener for raw desserts: just blend them with nuts and seeds to form a solid crust for pies and tarts. You can also use the date paste above in place of brown or white sugar, molasses, agave or other sweetener syrups in just about any recipe.

Are Date Bars good for you?

Testers found this bar to be extremely average and thought it was neither terrible or wonderful. It contains no refined sugar but contains date syrup – GH’s nutritionist Anita Bean says that these are just as calorific and bad for your teeth as sugar.

What can be made with dates?

Dates are so versatile they can be added to cakes, puddings, biscuits or used in stews, tagines, in stuffings or salads. Or try stuffing them with ricotta or blue cheese for an elegant appetiser.

What pairs well with dates?

Medjool dates are intensely sweet, so they contrast well with salty flavors, like cured meat, as well as tangy flavors like citrus, yogurt, mild goat cheese, and blue cheese. They also pair well with warm flavors, like cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger, and other fruits, like pears, apples, and bananas.

How many calories are in a Shields Date Shake?

The shakes are made with Shields Date Crystals, which are tiny bits of dried dates, invented by Floyd Shields as a sort of sugar substitute. Then there’s ice cream and milk for a total of about 350 calories.