I had some left over baking dates from last time I made mammoul- the Middle Eastern holiday cookies. It’s time to use it, so I’m making some delicious date filled crescents- dates in blanket as my children call them. I’m making dough from scratch, but one can surely use store bought puff pastry, sugar cookie dough, or even biscuit dough, the fluffy one.
1 13 oz. pack of baking dates
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp olive oil
Divide into 24 equally large pieces, roll into a cigar shape, cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
6 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup milk
2 tsp yeast
1 egg, lightly beaten with a pinch of salt
3 cups all-purpose flour + ½ cup
Brush with egg wash, sprinkle with black nigella seeds.
Bake on the middle rack for 8 minutes in a 425*F preheated oven until golden brown and puffy. Let the crescents cool, down, sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar, and serve with tea or coffee.