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mikrogolf-dadelballetjies met okkerneute

mikrogolf-dadelballetjies met okkerneute

Almal wat my ken weet ek verkies wyn, whiskey of kaas bo soetgoed … maar dié mikrogolf-dadelballetjies is my dood. Ma het dit altyd gemaak – ek het vandag bietjie okkerneute bygevoeg. PS: Ook lekker met konjak. 🙂

Date Balls

Mikrogolf-dadelballetjies met okkerneute
(Lewer so 60 balletjies)
500 g dadels, gekap
220 g gesoute botter
200 g Muscovado suiker (sagte donkerbruin suiker)
1 ml sout
60 ml water
100 g okkerneute, opgekap
50 g rosyntjies (opsioneel)
125 g (4 koppies) Rice Krispies
90 g klapper

In ʼn groot diep bak mikrogolf dadels, botter, suiker, sout en water oop teen 100% krag vir nege minute. Roer elke drie minute. Die mengsel sal baie botterig lyk so klop dan goed totdat die olierigheid weg is. Meng die neute, rosyntjies en Rice Krispies by en laat afkoel. Wanneer dit hanteerbaar is maak balletjies en rol in klapper. Laat heeltemal styf word.

carrot + potato + date crush = moroccan dream

carrot + potato + date crush = moroccan dream

carrot and potato crush with dates and coriander

Carrot and potato mash with white pepper and butter was something I grew up with during my childhood. I remember it was one of my dad, Coen’s favourite dishes – he loved to scoop it onto his plate when it was still piping hot.  He always added an extra bit of butter and more white pepper – Coen liked to spice things up and … the richer, the better.  He was so in my thoughts when i made this dish on Dinner Divas – he would have been proud that I transformed the dish from the “boere tafel” of my childhood to an exotic type of Moroccan flavoured dish.

I did not mash it but rather crushed the potato, adding the butter and white pepper in remembrance of my dad and giving it that North African twist  by adding dates and coriander. You would have loved it dad. You encouraged me to live one day at a time, to be crazy + to be myself, to cry + laugh every day, to live my dream, to travel the world, to give more than what I have, to try and fix whats wrong, to never give up, not to get discouraged by disappointment, to stand up and try again, to be adventurous, to be me … today I miss you so much … with love … your biscuit.

carrot + potato + date crush

carrot + potato + date crush = moroccan dream
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Serves: 2
  • 200g Potatoes – peeled and cut in big blocks
  • 200g Carrots – peeled and sliced
  • 35g Dates – chopped
  • ⅛t Salt
  • 20g Butter
  • Pinch of white pepper
  • 2T Coriander coarsely chopped
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  1. Boil carrots and potatoes together till cooked. Crush with a fork – this is not mash so we don’t want it fine like mash.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients - mix well and serve hot with a few chopped dates on top of the dish.