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October 20, 2015

Date Almond Cake

by Anne Paddock

Pan de Dátil Almendrado is Spanish for  “Date Almond Cake” – a freshly pressed “cake” handmade in Valencia, Spain with two ingredients:  dates and Marcona almonds. The two contrasting flavors and textures of sweet, chewy dates and rich, crunchy almonds makes for a simple and delicious dessert that is both sweet and savory, and completely different from what Americans think as traditional “cake.”

Unwrap the dense cake and slice it thin or in small triangles and serve alongside your favorite type of cheese with small crackers.

date-almond_CakeTo make the Date Almond Cake,  natural dates from the date palm are blended with Marcona almonds – a short, round, and sweet almond grown in Spain. Together these two simple ingredients make for one exquisite feast for the senses.Date_Almond_Cake

Imported by Forever Cheese, the 8 ounce Date Almond Cake is available at Whole Foods Market (in the cheese section), Murray’s Cheese (www.murrayscheese.com), Gourmet Food Store (www.gourmetfoodstore.com), and Marky’s Gourmet (www.markys.com) for $7-$10, depending on the retailer.

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