How do you make
the date puree?

All Labriski recipes call for date puree PREPARATION TIME: about 25 minutes COOKING TIME: Microwave for 4 minutes (you can also do it on the stovetop) MAKES: 800 g of date puree: five 150 g (1/2 cup) servings and an extra 50 g serving

  • 500 g dates (almost all of the standard package sold in grocery stores)
  • 400 ml water
  1. Put the dates and water in a microwave-safe container and cook for 4 minutes.
  2. Then simply puree using a hand blender (ziiiiiiip! ziiiiiiip!) until you get a Greek yogurt like consistency.
And presto! There you have it, your very own delicious Labriski date puree!

If you don’t have a microwave, bring the water and dates to a boil on the stovetop and simmer until the dates have been reduced to a puree. If you don’t have a hand blender (ziiiiiiip! ziiiiiiip!), stir vigorously with a wooden spoon. The best dates to use? Your favourite dried ones... (like those that are on special ;-)

Storage: 2 to 3 weeks in the fridge in an airtight container and up to 3 months in the freezer.