Date Filling

Hashu ’l-Tamur

Preparation info
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

Traditionally, dates are softened by cooking and mashing them with lots of clarified butter (ghee). Cocoa powder enhances the taste and color of the dates, but it is a modern addition.


  • 2 cups (12 oz/340 g) pitted dates
  • About ¼


  • Put dates, water, and butter in a heavy skillet or a heavy medium pot. Cook over low heat, mashing dates with the back of a wooden spoon until they soften. Mix with the rest of the ingredients, and shape as shown in ‘Shaping Kleicha’ opposite.