250g dates (pitted)

1 packet Tennis or Marie biscuits

110g butter or margarine

2.5ml vanilla essence

90ml sugar

1 egg, beaten

Desiccated coconut


Chop the dates ensuring no pits remain.

Crush the biscuits.

Combine the dates, butter, vanilla essence and sugar in a small pot.

Cook over low heat until well mixed and soft.

Allow to cool slightly, add the beaten egg and crushed biscuits and mix well.

Shape into small balls by hand and roll in the coconut.

Store in the fridge.


About Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Posted on 15/11/2012, in Cakes and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Ths is awesm. But i want more recipes of dates. Plz suggest

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