Peppered Date Syrup
|Medjool dates, pitted and chopped (about 1½ cups)||18 each|
|Boiling hot water||3 cups|
Soak dates with pepper boiling water in covered small bowl 30 minutes or until dates have softened.
Remove dates with a slotted spoon and transfer to a blender container, reserving the water. Cover blender. With center part of cover removed and blender running on high speed, gradually add half to 3/4 cup of the remaining water. Cover blender completely. Blend 2 to 3 minutes on high speed or until smooth.
Store syrup in tightly covered, clean container in refrigerator until ready to use.
Test Kitchen Tips:
• For Vanilla Peppered Date Syrup: Add 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) Club House Pure Vanilla Extract to the boiling water for soaking the dates.
• Serve Peppered Date Syrup over ice cream, spiced cake, hot oatmeal or other hot grain cereal and yogurt.