Date Pancakes

I love this delicious dessert and most of the time my Chinese meal isn’t complete if I don’t order this at the end. In Nairobi, my friends Jitesh and Aarty’s restaurant, Taste of China, does fabulous date pancakes worth trying out. Seriously!

I tried these out at home. While they didn’t turn out nasty I know I couldn’t compare them to the ones I’ve had at Taste of China.

Date Pancakes with Vanilla Ice Cream


  • 150 grams De-seeded Dates
  • 300 grams Plain flour
  • 100 grams Unsalted butter
  • Oil To fry
  • Water for kneading


  • Knead the dough using melted butter & water. Shape into a ball and store in refrigerator.
  • Mince the dates and cook them in unsalted butter.
  • Spread it on tray and allow to cool.
  • Portion the dough into two, roll thinly into individual rectangles.
  • Spread the date mixture in between and seal the edges with little moisture.
  • Cut into neat triangles with help of a pastry cutter, and put back for some time in refrigerator.
  • Deep fry in medium hot oil, and cut into four pieces, sprinkle some icing sugar and serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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