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12-29-2009, 09:12 AM
When a recipe calls for dates, is it acceptable to use dried ones that have been soaked in place of fresh? I ask because fresh dates are CRAZY expensive right now, and I don't really want to pay all the money when I could just use the slightly cheaper dried ones.
12-29-2009, 07:10 PM
If they are dried at temps over 118 then they would not be raw.
12-29-2009, 08:45 PM
Sometimes I'll have some dates start to get hard and I just soak them and use them like usual. Some dates are just not as soft as others and once again, I just soak and use them in my recipes as usual.
12-29-2009, 09:23 PM
Some ethnic shops will sell fresh dates really cheap. You aren't likely to find certified organic there though.
12-29-2009, 10:01 PM
Medjools, though dried are still so moist they don't need soaking. Degletts benefit from a 20 minute soaking. Lately, I've been soaking degletts, draining well, then processing in the food processor and storing this "date paste" in a airtight jar in the fridge. Blends up easily without any preplanning or additional soaking required.
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