Photo from: Johanna Sörensen
nectar flowers; flowers containing nectar used by bees to make honey. [Ares. “Comidas.” 1994:127; and Silva. 1994:173:174]
DATE AND HONEY QURSAS ADAPTED FROM HUICI’S TRANSLATION OF ANÓN AL-ANDALUS #466 DULCE DE DÁTILES Y MIEL, p 255
1 lb dates
1 lb honey
¼ c walnuts
Remove pits from dates. Pound them in a mortar. Put them in a pot and cover with water. Slowly bring to a boil. Add honey. Stir until a thick syrup results. Add coarsely chopped nuts.
Pour the mixture it over a heat resistant surface greased with canola oil. With it you make qursas (round cakes). Cut it with a knife in big or little pieces.
As the mixture was so soft, the first time balls were formed like bonbons.
ANOTHER INTERPRETATION OF THE RECIPE BY THE MEDIEVAL SPANISH CHEF
Qursas with Almond Flour|
Ever So Hummy!
Photo by: Lord Williams
Let the mass cool. Then roll it out and cut into squares. Sprinkle with flour.
Of the two adaptions, the latter is the richer and tastier.
ANÓN AL-ANDALUS #466