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Date Cakes

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These date cakes are fabulous ! Dig into a chunk of this delicious date and walnut cakes anytime and tell me if you like it ! Your suggestions for this Date Cakes are welcome !
Ingredients
  Pitted dates 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lard 1 Tablespoon
  Glutinous rice flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Blanched walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Wash the dates, bring to a boil in 1 cup of water and simmer for about 20 minutes or till the water is all evaporated.
Skin the dates and pass through a sieve.
Add the lard and the glutinous flour and knead well.
Roll out into a long roll about 1 inch in diameter and cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
Flatten these pieces out thin.
Saute the sesame seeds in a little oil for about 2 seconds, add the walnuts and sugar and toss for another 2 seconds.
Put a tea spoon of this mixture on each piece of dough and shape into a ball.
Roll balls lightly in flour and place on a square of waxed paper, seam side down.
Steam for 15 minutes and serve very hot.
Will make about 20 small cookies.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Method: 
Steamed
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Vegetarian

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