Almond Date Roll
Almond Date Rolls are really easy to make. I can’t really call this a recipe it’s so easy! I first came across these rolls in the supermarket where I saw it and decided to try it out. After one taste I liked it immediately. Whenever I make a cheese platter I always add an almond date roll which can be sliced and you can either eat it as is or top it with some cheese. I love to pair it with some blue cheese. Once you’ve made it yourself you won’t be buying it at the store anymore. At least I’m not.
How to make an almond date roll
Like I said, it’s really easy to make this roll.
First of you’ll need some almonds and a few dates. If you can find Medjool dates I would recommend you use those. They’re larger and softer and make it easy to blend. I always only use Medjool dates when making an Almond Date Roll. If you want you can lightly toast the almonds in a dry pan. It’ll bring out some extra flavor, however, it’s not necessary. I don’t always roast the almonds. It works either way. Instead of using whole almonds, you can also substitute with almond meal/almond flour, however, I prefer the chunky bits of almonds in my rolls so I always use whole almonds.
Add the almonds and dates to a blender and mix until combined.
Put the almond and date mixture on a piece of clingfilm, wrap it and roll it into a log shaped roll. Wrap the clingfilm tightly around the roll and put the almond date roll into the fridge for at least 24 hours. Once the roll is firm, take it out of the fridge an cut it into slices. Top slices with a piece of cheese. Add these slices to your cheese board or charcuterie board as an extra treat.