July 26, 2014

SWEET WONTONS

Ingredients:
Pitted dates - 250 gms
Walnuts - 1/4 cup (coarsely chopped)
Lemon or orange rind - 1 tsp (grated)
Orange juice - 1 tbsp
Wonton wrappers - 250 gms
Oil for deep frying
Icing sugar

Method:

  • Chop dates finely, mix with the walnuts, grated rind and just enough juice to moisten to a moulding consistency. 
  • Form into small rolls as thick as a pencil and about an inch and a half long.
  • Put a roll of date mixture diagonally on each square of wonton wrappers, place corner of wrapper over and roll up, completely enclosing filling.
  • Twist ends of the pastry, when they are all made, heat the oil in wok and fry a few at a time in very hot oil, turning them until they are golden brown on all sides. 
  • Serve the wontons slightly warm or allow them to cool.
  • Arrange on serving plate and sprinkle a light dusting of icing sugar over, using a fine sieve.
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