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Caramel date energy balls


caramel date energy ballsCaramel date energy balls are the kind of grab and go snack you need to munch on to get the fuel needed for busy days.

Those little energy bites are also perfect for your little ones. They will love it! My son is not sweets lover, but he really liked them. I was pleased to see him eating this nutritious healthy snack. Don’t hesitate to insert some in your kids lunchbox to school, it helps staying energetic all day long!

caramel date energy ballsIngredients: (yield 25 balls)

  • 250g date pitted and chopped
  • 100g butter
  • 60g sugar (4 tbsp)
  • 100g biscuit marie crushed

caramel date energy balls

Heat the butter and sugar until caramelized and golden, about 4-5 minutes. Add the date and cook until combined and smooth. Remove from the heat and add the biscuits. Mix well to form kind of dough. Roll them in balls, let it cool and enjoy!

caramel date energy ballsThose addictive treats will fill your mouth and warm your heart with their flavorful taste. It’s hard to stop yourself when eating! Once you start you can never stop, trust me, you will find yourself eating one after the other!

You can keep them up to 2 weeks in a closed container, but who will anyways?!

caramel date energy ballsSatisfy your sweet tooth, don’t restrain yourself from eating what you like, respecting the golden rule of moderation. Bite and enjoy!

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irresistible sablé aux abricots


sable aux abricotsSablé (a french word meaning sand), is a shortbread biscuit. It’s called “sablé” because of the sandy texture you get when you rub the butter, flour and sugar together before adding the eggs.

These delicious sablés are filled with homemade apricot jam and flavoured with lemon zest. Simply irresistible!

They are so tempting that am sure you’re going to the kitchen the minute you finish reading the ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 250g butter
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 tbsp powdered milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • zest of one lemon

Method:

Mix butter, flour and sugar, and rub them until they become like sand. Add the eggs one by one then powdered milk, vanilla and lemon zest. Mix well until you get a consistent dough. I recommend to put it for half an hour in the fridge before shaping the rounds (5mm thickness). Don’t forget to make equal number of rounds with a hole in the middle for the upper part. Place them on a parchment paper and bake for 15-20 mns on 175°C.

P.S: For the people who don’t have the cutters, they can use a glass cup to cut the big circles and the cap of a bottle of water to make the hole on the upper one.

When they cool down to room temperature fill them with any jam of your preference, i used apricot jam that my mom made, then sprinkle icing sugar (or powdered sugar) on the top.

sable aux abricots 2

Thesy are so seductive! Don’t you agree?!