Dattelkonfekt

Date Confections

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    Forty-eight

    2 inch cookies
    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in

The Baking Bible

By Rose Levy Beranbaum

Published 2014

  • About

I fell in love with this confection in 2010 when Naomi Lewin, a host on WQXR radio in New York City, made these for me when she interviewed me for a Christmas show she called Nutcracker Sweets. And how deliciously sweet these are! Essentially, they are chopped date and almond meringues. The nuts add crunch, the dates contribute a marvelously moist and chewy interior, and the whole is encased in a thin, crisp meringue shell. This is a family heirloom from Naomi’s Oma (“grandmother”) Hanna Gaaertner, who emigrated from Germany.

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