Date & almond compote with yoghurt & sweet warkha pastry

Date & almond compote with yoghurt & sweet warkha pastry

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From
A Month in Marrakesh
Serves
4
Photographer
David Loftus

Date & Almond Compote

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
4 sheets warkha pastry
or 8 sheets filo pastry
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, for brushing
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Filling

Quantity Ingredient
200g pitted dates
80g almonds, chopped
2 fresh bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
few dried rose petals
1 tablespoon caster sugar
300ml cold water

Yoghurt Filling

Quantity Ingredient
400g thick greek-style yoghurt
1/2 lemon, juiced and zested

To serve

Quantity Ingredient
icing sugar

Method

  1. For the Date & Almond Compote, place all the ingredients in a saucepan. Add the 300ml water and simmer over a low heat, stirring occasionally. Add a little extra water if the mixture is too dry. Simmer for about 20–30 minutes until mixture thickens to a soft and sticky consistency. Allow to cool before using. Remove bay leaves and allow to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place the sheets of warkha on a baking tray, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake for about 5 minutes or until crisp. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  3. Filo pastry can be used instead of warkha. Simply fry briefly in a little olive oil until golden, and remove to a plate lined with kitchen paper.
  4. Combine the yoghurt, lemon juice and zest in a bowl and mix well. To assemble, place a layer of Date & Almond Compote in six small glasses. Add a layer of Yoghurt Filling to each glass and then top with a generous dollop of compote.
  5. Cut the warkha pastry into large shards and place in the top of each glass. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.
Tags:
Morocco
Moroccan
Marrakesh
Africa
African
North African
Month
A Month in Marrakesh
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