Baked semolina with honeyed dates, Brittany sablés


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Richard Corrigan Cookbook

The Richard Corrigan Cookbook

By Richard Corrigan

Published 1999

  • About

Lemon curd is delicious with this — add it in small dollops between the dates on the serving plates. The semolina puddings can be made in advance and then reheated in the microwave.


  • 600 ml full-cream milk
  • grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 75


First prepare the dates. Peel them, then cut into quarters lengthways and remove the stones. Put the dates in a bowl and set aside. Pour the lemon juice into a saucepan with honey to sweeten to taste and heat. Add the arrowroot mixture and bring to the boil, stirring until thickened. (The syrup will smell horrible when it is hot, but mellows out when cool.) Pour the hot syrup over the dates; it