Date paste is a great sweetener for so many dishes. It can also be used as a substitute for honey or maple syrup. Having some date paste in the freezer allows you to create dishes when you feel called to.
- 1 cup of dates
- 1 1/2 cups of filtered water
- If dates have stones remove them.
- Soak dates in 1 1/2 cups of filtered water for 1 hour until soft.
- Drain dates reserving the soaking water.
- Blend dates with 1/4 cup of soaking water, in a blender until smooth. If required add more soaking water 1 Tbs at a time.
The date paste should be very smooth. This can then be stored in the fridge for about 4 days. I store my date paste in the freezer. I use an ice cube tray and spoon 1 Tbs of date paste into each section. I then freeze this. Once frozen I remove the individual date paste serves and store in a zip lock bag in the freezer. When I need some date paste I remove the amount I need and let it defrost. A note on date paste, it will not freeze solid like water does.
In vibrant health, Vicki