Monday, 26 March 2007

Healthy Date and Wheat Snacks

If you are dieting or health conscious or you don't eat eggs these are a fantastic healthy snack.

1 tbsp Set Honey
2 tbsp Healthy Margarine
1 Heaped tsp Almond Paste
1 Teaspoon Rice Flour
3 tbs Wholewheat Flour
Tiny Pinch Cinnamon
1 More tbsp Set Honey mix
4 tbsp Wholewheat
Hand Full Dates
Splash of Water and Honey
Melted Margarine

Mix 1 tbs of honey with the margarine and cream together, add the almond nut paste and mix well. Add the rice flour and sieve in 3 tbs of wholewheat flour with a tiny pinch of Cinnamon(you will be left with some wheat bits in the sieve, keep it to the side as it is added later) then add the other tbs of honey. It should form a doughy ball.

Then add 3 heaped tbs of whole wheat flour and the wheat bits from earlier. Rub together with your hands as thought to make (short crust pastry) a crumb like texture.

Then warm a little water with a little honey and mix in the dates, then pour the whole cup into one of the mixes and make into a biscuit dough. To make the plain dough just add a little water.

Roll the date mix flat and put onto your greased tray then spread with a little melted margarine(you can sprinkle on some grated coconut at this point if you wish) then roll the plain mix and put it on top of the date mix.

Cook on a medium heat until golden brown.

Cut into whichever shape you wish and enjoy! :)


Deborah Eley De Bono said...

This is an interesting recipe. What is "set honey?" Do you cook this in a pan on top of the stove or in the oven?

Manjula said...

Hi Jeena,
Nice recipe there. Dates, wheat, whole wheat and honey! Nice..

But I guess using Margarine will kill all the good & healthy stuffs. I would prefer to use Butter rather than Margarine. I just like to spread the word that Margarine is a Trans fat and not good for health.

Happy eating and good health!

Chef Jeena said...

Hi mooncrazy Thankyou for posting :) I bake it in an oven on a medium heat my oven is electric so it was about 150c. Set honey is a lot thicker than clear runny honey, it is also pale yellow in colour. You can use whichever honey you like, I should have wrote that in the recipe :)

Hi Manjula , I used a margarine that had no trans fats on the ingredients in the UK by law they cannot sell you a fat now without telling you if it has hydrogynated fats.....I am hoping this is true and bought the healthiest margarine I could find. If you click on The Big Margarine Debate there is a bit of a discussion about this as I personally am decided which is the best fat for me and my family. I'd love your input. Thanks:)

Asha said...

I agree,Butter is better than Margerine but second makes the crackers crisper.Great ingredients Jeena.Enjoy.

Manjula said...

Glad to hear that you are using non trans fat margarine.