Shortbread with Dates > Greek Kourabiethes Me Hourmathes

Posted On December 29, 2006

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Ingredients >
1 1/2 cups of butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups olive oil
1 1/2 cups of water
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups of dates
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
1-2 teaspoons ground cloves
icing sugar for dusting

Method >
1. Chop dates finely, warm in the oven, mix with a little olive oil in a bowl until combined, add cinnamon and cloves.
2. In a bowl mix butter, remianing olive oil, water and vanilla. Add sifted flour until you have a soft dough.
3. Roll the dough out and cut into strips. Spread each strip with date mixture. Roll each strip lengthwise and firmly join the edge.
4. Cut the roll into 7 cm pieces. Place on a baking tray and bake in a moderate oven until lightly golden brown.
5. Dust with icing sugar.