The advantage of dates, in their dry version, is that they can be found all year round. This fruit with oriental flavors is certainly rich in sugars and calories (about 300 kcal per 100 grams, anyway). But the date also contains a lot of mineral salts (a lot of potassium and magnesium in particular), fiber, iron and vitamin C. In this recipe of British inspiration, it is in the spotlight!

Difficulty: easy

Duration: 1 hour

Cost / pers. : € 0.90

Ingredients for 10 people

  • 350 g dates (about 25)
  • 130 ml hot water
  • 80 g of whole liquid cream
  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • Salt flower
  • 350g oatmeal
  • 50 g flour
  • 100 g of melted salted butter
  • 80 g brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. to s. orange blossom water
  • Cinnamon

The steps of the recipe

1.It starts a bit like a cheese cake

Combine the oatmeal, flour, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. Mix roughly, add a little water if necessary to amalgamate everything, but the dough should remain crumbly.

Line a small rectangular dish (approximately 20X30 cm) with parchment paper then tamp 3/4 of the dough in the bottom with the back of a spoon.

2.It goes on like a sticky toffee pudding

Pit the dates then mix them roughly with hot water and orange blossom water.

3.Then it continues (strangely) with chocolate

Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.

Melt the chocolate with the cream and a pinch of fleur de sel, mix well.

Spread the date paste on the cookie, then the gently melted chocolate. Cover everything with the rest of the oatmeal dough and bake for 30 minutes, then let cool.

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4.And that treats the assembly!

Cut the cold cake into small squares and serve with a cherry blossom tea.