[Sca-cooks] al-Bagdadi substitution question

Susan Lin susanrlin at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 14:23:57 PDT 2010

I find dates and figs to be completely different.  The tiny seeds in figs
really bother some people.  There are different kinds of dates and figs - do
you know which would have been period for the recipe and which would not or
are you assuming that a fig is a fig and a date is a date?  Just curious.

On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Elaine Koogler <kiridono at gmail.com> wrote:

> I find the flavor of figs somewhat different from that of dates...the
> latter
> has, for me, a darker taste.  I know that dates are, from what I have seen,
> more frequently used in sweets like this than dates but both are period and
> it should be ok...it would just not be a true redaction of the period
> recipe...
> Kiri
> On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 11:39 AM, Barbara Benson <voxeight at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Saluti,
> >
> > I am looking at the following recipe for a feast I am doing:
> >
> > Urnin wa-khubz al-Abazir
> > The way to make urnin is to put three ounces of fresh sesame oil on a
> > pound of flour (with a little water). Then make it into cakes, and put
> > finely pounded spiced almonds, pistachios and sugar in the middle of
> > them. Gather them and stamp them; let there be a mould for them like a
> > box. Bake them in t he brick oven. Some people take the necessary
> > amount of dates, remove their seeds, knead them with a little
> > rosewater, sesame seed and toasted poppy seed and put it inside them.
> > As for khubz al-abazir, it is that you put four ounces of sesame oil
> > and half a rub of peeled sesame seed on a pound of flour, and knead it
> > well. Them bake it in the brick oven and take it up.
> >
> > Specifically the Date filled version. While I love dates, I have 2
> > large fig trees in my yard and no date trees. I have several pounds of
> > dried figs from last year's harvest languishing in my freezer and was
> > trying to decide if I could substitute figs for dates. They have
> > similar textures and flavor profiles and both were available in the
> > time period and region.
> >
> > This isn't for an A&S entry, but if it is completely out of line I
> > don't want to do it.
> >
> > Thank you for your thoughts,
> >
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