These are delightfully sweet and will go down a treat among your friends and family! Featuring Jujube Dates, these juicy fruits contain high levels of several vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C (antioxidant and immunity boosting), potassium (muscle control) and natural sugars (body energy). Check out the recipe here...
A great alternative option to try for Shrove Tuesday 2022, these are delightfully sweet and will go down a treat among your friends and family!
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup of boiling water
3 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp vegetable oil (for frying)
1 cup of non-pitted jujube dates
2 tbsp sugar
Sift the all-purpose flour into a bowl, then add 1/2 cup of boiling water. Stir together.
Knead the warm dough until it is smooth, then add the remaining 1/4 of water and continue to knead.
Cover the dough and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
Place the rested dough on a flat surface and cut in half.
Roll the dough out until it is roughly 1/4 inch thick.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out 3-inch circles of dough.
Brush the sesame oil over the top of 2 dough circles, then lay then on top of each other (with the oil sides together).
Roll out the dough to form a 6-inch pancake, then repeat this process for the remaining 3-inch dough circles.
Heat a frying pan over a low heat, then add one of the paired pancakes and cook until brown on one side (approx. 2 minutes).
Remove from the heat and pull the pancakes apart. Repeat this process for the remaining pancakes, then allow them to cool for a minute.
Rehydrate the dates to make them large, then remove the stones in the middle once they have enlarged. Chop them finely to begin making the paste.
Crush down and spread the Jujube Dates over the unbrowned surface of the pancakes.
Roll the pancakes over a couple of times to form a flat roll, then allow them to brown on the other side.
Heat 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil and spread over both sides of the pancakes while heating.
Once browned on both sides, remove from the heat and allow to rest for 30 seconds.
Dust your pancakes with sugar to taste.
Serve and enjoy!
I've adapted this recipe for a Westerner's taste buds and to maximise the effectiveness of each herb. This recipe is a great way to combine lots of different herbal ingredients in a delicious combination to get all the goodness in one dish!