Large, luscious, and dramatic looking, black dates set off all colors well, but the combination of pink almond paste and a dusting of green against the shiny black is especially pretty. A good thing, because black dates are now harder to find than they once were.
|7 to 8||oz. almond paste or marzipan|
|~||A few drops of beet juice or red food coloring|
|~||I teaspoons rose water|
|12 to 15||black dates or Deglet Noors|
|~||Unsalted pistachio nuts, finely chopped, plus a few whole nuts|
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This content is from the book The Savory Way by Deborah Madison.
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