*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                 Date Rolls
 
 Recipe By     : Catch the Vision: Summer 99
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         *Date Rolls*
    2      tablespoons   sucanat
    3      teaspoons     salt
    2      packages      active dry yeast
    3      cups          whole wheat flour
    3      cups          whole wheat pastry flour -- to 3 1/2
    2      cups          warm water -- about 125 degrees
      1/3  cup           soy margarine
      1/3  cup           molasses & honey combined
    2      pounds        pitted dates
    1 1/2  cups          water -- to 2
    1      cup           chopped walnuts or pecans
                         *Maple Topping*
      1/2  cup           water
      1/2  cup           pure maple syrup
      1/8  teaspoon      salt
    2      tablespoons   cornstarch
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
    1      teaspoon      maple flavoring
    1      teaspoon      butter flavoring
 
 Combine first 3 ingredients with 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup whole
 wheat pastry flour, set aside. In saucepan slowly heat water, margarine and
 molasses/honey until margarine melts. Add liquid to dry ingredients and mix.
 Add remaining flour and knead until firm but slightly sticky. Place in oiled
 bowl, cover and let rise in warm, draft free place one hour.
 
 Meanwhile, cut pitted dates into small pieces, add water, place in saucepan
 and simmer until it becomes a soft, thick date butter. Cool.
 
 When bread dough has risen, divide into 2 parts. Roll each into 1/4 inch
 rectangle and spread with date butter. Sprinkle with nuts. Roll up then
 slice into 1 inch thick rolls. Place on oiled baking sheets, flatten and
 shape. Place sheets in warm, draft free place for 45 minutes. Bake at 400
 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until lightly golden. (optional: when cool
 drizzle with maple topping) Enjoy.
 
 MAPLE TOPPING: Mix ingredients in saucepan and heat just to a boil. Cool,
 drizzle on rolls then sprinkle with nuts or coconut.
 
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