help seeding and chopping dates

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by siduri, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. siduri

    siduri

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    No, I can't find chopped dates anywhere.  I have to do my own.  I'm making three fruitcakes (UK Cristmas cakes) for christmas and there are a LOT of dates to cut up.  I hate it.  The knife sticks, the dates stick.  Dipping in hot water - yeah, but every half a minute.  Is there a trick?  (get an assistant?) 

    I have little hope but maybe someone has some idea.  (flouring them? squashing them?)
     
  2. ishbel

    ishbel

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    Sprinkle knife with icing sugar before cutting the dates.  Not too much or it turns to gunge on the knife.

    I snip them with scissors!
     
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