Microwave Date Halva

Appears in

The Settler's Cookbook

By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Published 2009

  • About

(Our people are getting worried about sugar and fat, and this a ‘healthy’ sweetmeat, made in England)


  • 1 lb dried, stoned dates (not the block)
  • Peeled, unsalted cashews or pistachios
  • ½ pint


  • In a glass bowl combine dates with the cream and cover, then zap the mixture for five minutes.
  • Stir and zap again for three minutes.
  • Do this twice more.
  • Add the nuts and zap for three more minutes.
  • Press into a greased tray, cover and freeze for three hours.
  • Defrost and cut into diamond shapes.
  • Sprinkle with desicc