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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Date, Pistachio & Honey Slices

1 1/2 cups dates,chopped
2 tbs. fresh lemon juice
2 tbs. water
3/4 cups pistachios, chopped
2 tbs. honey
milk to glaze

2 cups flour
2 tbs. powdered sugar
2/3 cups butter
4-5 tbs. cold water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put the dates, lemon juice, and water in a pan and bring to a boil, stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in pistachios and 1 tbs. honey and let cool.
Combine flour, sugar, and butter in large bowl. Using fingers, mix until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add just enough cold water to bind into a soft, nonsticky dough.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to two 12 x 8 inch rectangles. Spread the date/nut mixture to within 1/2 inch of edges. Top with the second piece of dough. Press edges to seal together and then trim with a sharp knife. Glaze with milk.
Transfer to baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until light, golden brown. Brush with the remaining honey and cool for 5 minutes. Cut into 12 slices.

Recipe taken from "Baking Bible-From The Oven To The Table"

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