Recipe (Serves 4) :
Fresh dates - scant 2 cups
Rolled oats - 2 cups
Semi-skimmed (low-fat) milk - 2 cups
Water - 1 1/4 cups
Salt - a pinch
Pistachios - unsalted, shelled, roughly chopped, 1/2 cup
Halve the dates and remove the stones and stems.
Cover with boiling water and leave to soak for 30 minutes, until soft.
Strain reserving 6 tbsp of the water.
Remove the skin from the dates and place them in the food processor with the reserved soaking liquid.
Process to a smooth puree.
Place the oats in a pan with the milk, water and a pinch of salt.
Bring to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 4-5 minutes until thick, creamy and thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently.
Ladle the porridge into serving bowls, top with a spoonful of the date puree and sprinkle with the roughly chopped pistachios.
Serve immediately while piping hot!
Source: Cook's Encyclopedia of Low Carb Cooking by Elaine Gardner.
- I halved the actual recipe to serve 2.
- I used chopped dates available and then soaked it in boiling water for 30 minutes and then pureed it. I didnt puree it finely so that there would be tiny chunks of dates to bite into.
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