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Date and Almond Pastries with Cheese Cake Dip

Black Bull Tapas Bar and Restaurant shares their date and almond pastries recipe.


  • 1 cup Dates pitted

  • 1 cup Sugar syrup

  • ½ cup Slivered almonds toasted & crushed

  • 2 sheets Puff pastry

  • 1 Egg for wash

  • 250 gm Cream cheese

  • ¾ cup Sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons Castor sugar

  • 1 whole Lemon juice and zest

  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla paste


  • 1.

    Place sugar syrup in a pot with the dates and bring to the boil, cook until soft then add the crushed almonds and transfer to a dish to cool in the fridge.

  • 2.

    Combine cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, lemon zest & juice and vanilla in a food processor and blend until smooth, refrigerate.

  • 3.

    Lay out puff pastry cut discs out with circle cutters 3 inches across and place date mixture in the center, brush egg wash around the outside, fold and press ends with a folk.

  • 4.

    Arrange on a tray with greese proof paper, brush the pastry with melted butter and bake in the oven at 180C for 8 to 10 minutes. Dust with icing sugar and serve with cheese cake dip.


Makes: 18

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