Pentoshi Stuffed Dates
Otherwise known as Roman Sweets by the geniuses who created Inn at the Crossroads, a food blog that dives into the world of Westeros and gives us the dishes that George has us all drooling over.
You can find the recipe for them here:
These were a lot of fun to make and since I have a ton of people coming over, I had to make OODLES of them. I bought my dates on Amazon - I could get 5 lbs of them for about $18. Now hold on, you can get back in your chair! 5 lbs of dates is A LOT OF DATES. There is another recipe I'm making for the party that has dates in it and I will have plenty left over for that.
I chopped these up so that they're a bit on the courser side of life - just how I like em! I then roasted them in a pan just long enough to get most of them that toasty brown color. While they were still warm I tossed in the cinnamon and a little pinch of cloves and ground ginger just to give it an little extra umph.
My favorite part of this project was pouring the honey in the jars. I bought a HUGE bottle of honey at Costco for another $18 but this will last me not only for every jar I'm making but I will also be able to use it for a ton of other things too. We use honey a lot in our kitchen as a substitute for white sugar so this purchase was very easy for me to justify.
It took a while for the honey to settle into the little nooks and crannies of the jar but when they finally did and the jar was full, they looked beautiful.
Now I have 6 small jars of stuffed dates and I made them a few weeks ago so I want to see what I can do to preserve them. They're already in canning jars and since I know nothing about canning, why not try to boil them to seal them, right? You're thinking this is going to turn out a disaster but it worked out just fine.
I'm making a date with myself and my dates... it's going to be spicy but full of nuts... and very sweet... There’s a crude joke in there about stuffing nuts into the hole of your date but I'll let your sicko minds explore that one... muhahahaa!