Date-and-nut roll
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Date-and-nut roll
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:53:56 AM. Recipe ID 15814. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Date-and-nut roll
 Categories: Candies
      Yield: 1 Servings
           -Nancy Speicher DPXX20A
      3 c  Sugar
      1 c  Evaporated milk
      3 tb Butter or margarine
      3 tb Light corn syrup
      1 c  Dates; chopped
      1 c  Pecans or walnuts; chopped
      1 ts Vanilla extract
      6 oz Semisweet chocolate pieces
   1. In heavy, 3-qt saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter and corn
  syrup. cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon,
  until sugar dissolves & mixutre comes to boiling; add dates.
   2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer registers
  238F, or until a little in cold water forms a soft ball.
   3. Remove from heat. Add nuts & vanilla. Beat until thick. Turn out
  on board; divide in half. Shape each half into a roll 1 3/4" in
  diameter; wrap in waxed paper; refrigerate at least 1 hour before
  coating with chocolate.
   4. In top of double boiler, melt chocolate pieces over hot, not
  boiling, water. Remove from heat.
   5. Remove date rolls from refrigerator; spread half of chocolate
  over each roll; spreading to coat evenly all over. refrigerate until
  chocolate is hard; wrap in waxed paper until ready to cut into slices
  1/3" thick. Makes 2 1/4 lbs.
   From McCalls Cookery No. 13

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Recipe ID 15814 (Apr 03, 2005)

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