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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hot to Go

Janet Groene’s
Hot Dates
    This recipe combines two classic recipes, stuffed dates and cheese wafers. Voila! It’s  a savory  finger food to serve at campground  potlucks or as a snack around the campfire. You’ll know by the feel of it when the dough is about right. It takes time to make them one at a time, a good activity for a rainy day. If you don’t want to bake them right away, cover and refrigerate. 

1 package whole, pitted dates
16-ounce package whole natural almonds
2 sticks butter
2 ½ to 3 cups flour
1/4  teaspoon cayenne pepper
8-ounce package grated sharp Cheddar cheese

    Set the oven to 325 degrees. You may not need all the dates or almonds. Stuff an almond in each date. Set aside.  Cut butter into 2 ½ cups flour and the cayenne until mealy. Fold in cheese. Fold in more flour if needed. Using your hands, take about 1/4 cup of dough and form it around a stuffed date. Press tightly to seal.  Arrange on a greased or lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown. Makes about 24 but amounts vary. 

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