Blogmas 3… Pecan And Date Swirls

Welcome to day 3 of Blogmas! Today, I have a recipe for you. It isn’t the healthiest, but it is delicious! These pastry swirls are ideal for spoiling guests with, on a cosy evening in. The recipe is vegan, although you would not have guessed it! Make sure you get Just Roll Puff Pastry as this is vegan. I think the rich combination of medjool dates and pecans is so luxurious during December. I hope you enjoy!

 

METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 180oC.
  • Blend the pecans in the food processor until slightly chopped.
  • Add the water, dates and maple syrup to the food processor and blend until a rough paste. Make sure you use pitted medjool dates!
  • Flour the worktop and place the pastry sheet on top.
  • Spread the blended date and pecan mixture gently and evenly. A trick is to dot it around and then spread to fill in the gaps.
  • Roll the pastry sheet up, so that the you start rolling from the shortest side.
  • Cut the pastry at about 2cm pieces, so that you create rounds.
  • Place the rounds on a baking tray covered in parchment paper and bake for around 30 minutes, depending on your oven. Check it after 25 minutes and see how they are.
  • Leave to cool on a wired cooling rack.
  • Enjoy!

 

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and happy baking!

A Note from me…

 

This year for Blogmas, my motivation is to raise awareness of the incredible charity MIND.

 

This marvellous charity does so much to support people suffering from mental health. With ongoing pressures from social media and a million other stresses these days, it is more important than ever to look after our health. As an anxiety sufferer myself, charities like these make such a difference to supporting people that need a voice to listen to and supply tools to help them through difficult circumstances. You can take a look at their website to see the amazing things they do and to take a look at the resources available online to help those needing extra help this Christmas. The winter season can be very difficult with people suffering from anxiety and depression. I would absolutely love it if you could donate something (however small) to this charity as a thank you to me for posting Christmas blogs this Blogmas. I really hope we can raise money and awareness for this stunning cause.

 

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