Date Ma'amoul

Semolina Pastries filled with Sweet Date Paste
1h 30 min 7-9 servings
  • 400 Gm LURPAK Clarified Butter
  • 1 Kg Semolina
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Rose water

Filling

  • 500g pitted dates
Date Ma'amoul

Preparation

  1. Boil 2-3 cups of water. Place a strainer on top and place the date in in. Cover it and steam the dates until softened.
  2. Blend the softened dates in a food processor to get a thick paste.
  3. Melt LURPAK Clarified Butter then mix it with the semolina in a large bowl. Wait until it is cool enough to handle with your hands.
  4. Add the milk, sugar, and rose water. Knead until you get a soft, thick dough.
  5. Cover it with a cloth and let it rest overnight.
  6. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  7. Form small balls of the date paste and set aside.
  8. Divide the dough into small balls. Roll, press and pat each ball and make an opening in the centre for filling. Fill it with a date ball. Close it then place it in the wooden ma’amoul mold to get the decoration.
  9. Flip the mold over and hit its top edge with a hard surface to get the ma’amoul piece out.

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