One of the oldest cultivated fruits dating back 8000 years, dates have long provided rather mediocre sweet fare in Britain. However the jewel of all dates is the luscious, mahogany brown, plump, glossy Medjool date from Saudi Arabia, which are also the sweetest and taste like caramel.
These dates, often referred to as the “Cadillac of Dates,” are a natural thing of beauty with their richness, succulent sweetness and juicy flesh, there’s nothing in the world quite like a Medjool date. What makes them so special is their natural sugar crystals that give its skin a slight shimmer. Biting into one, you’ll initially notice a rush of flavors, like wild honey, cinnamon and caramel. These are truly one of nature’s most delectable treats.
Origin of Dates and the “Trees of Life”
Medjool dates originate from the Middle East and North African regions, and play a very important role in the cultures of this diverse region and ancient cultures referred to the date palms as “trees of life”. To this day, they remain a critical food source for nomadic people across the globe.
Inspired by Global Tastes and Nature
Délice was inspired by Mediterranean masters with global taste and offers confectionery lovers an exquisite range of world-class confectionery and designs inspired by nature. This fine sweets maker creates marvels of modern baking by drawing upon time-honoured traditions handed down through generations of connoisseurs. By combining the ﬁnest ingredients sourced from around the world with culinary expertise, the chefs at Délice pay homage to the ﬁne craft of sweet making, fashioning mini masterpieces in a tempting style to present a unique sensual experience.
Delicious Dates Decorated and Flavored
Medjool dates, the subject of their work are a staggering 7cm long, which enables Delice to stuff them with a variety of luxury ingredients. Four fabulous flavours in their collection include:
Hazelnut Mixed into a paste, decorated with crushed almonds and flavoured with geranium oil a truly hypnotic combination of lemon/green freshness over the savoury nut combination.
Candied Orange Peel and Almond – the piquant nuts companied with the bitter sweetness of candied-orange peel provide a wonderful balance to the toffee flavours of the dates.
Crushed Rose Petals – the most indulgent here Delice use crushed rose petals flavoured with real Tunisian rose oil to bring a hight perfumed flavour and a dash of old world glamour
Pistachio – the balance her is exquisite – with the finest Pistachio paste in the centre, topped with chopped nuts from Afghanistan as a vivid green decoration.
Sold at their boutiques in Dubai, Armenia and Bahrain and at Harrods, prices start at £32 for a box of nine dates. Delice also offers chocolates, macarons, calissons, patte des fruits, salissons, syrups and cookies. For more information visit http://delice-sweets.com