Dates are one of those ingredients that as soon as I see it in a recipe, I move onto the next. In the spirit of trying new things, and my roommate conveniently buying a pack of dates, I decided to give it a shot. And, I LOVED it! I tried making a simple date paste recipe to make some granola bars but before I could finish the recipe, I realized I had a spoon in hand and was eating it by the spoonful. Eating something by the spoonful doesn’t typically occur for me. Even with creamy peanut butter or a jar of fresh Nutella, I can’t remember picking up a spoon and not being able to put it down. But, give me a stranger and healthier alternative and somehow I can’t stop myself. Yes, I will admit, it looks rather disgusting but this is one of those time where you need to trust me when I say it tastes better than it looks.
Over the last few weeks while doing some exploring on Instagram and Pinterest, I came across all of these amazing pictures of apple roses. The first few times I saw them I assumed the people that made them were professional bakers and so didn’t even bother looking up how to make them. I simply pinned one of the posts and thought sometime down the road when I’m not as busy with school and work, I would take the time to learn how to make them.