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Date and Nut Ball

Makes: 50-60 (depending on size of ball)


Basic dough (as above)
250ml (1cup) chopped dates
50g walnut / pecan nuts


Break off a piece of dough and slightly flatten in palm of hand. Place some chopped dates and nuts in the centre of dough; roll into a ball in palm of hands. Place on baking tray and bake at 180C for 20 minutes or until done. Roll balls in icing sugar when cooled.
Basic dough


250g butter
250ml (1cup) icing sugar
500g (4 cups) cake flour
45ml (3Tbsp) maizena / cornflour
125ml (½ cup) oil


Cream butter and icing sugar. Sift in flour and maizena / cornflour and mix. Lastly add the oil and mix to form a soft dough.

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