Dreaming of dates? Well why wouldn't you be? They are the UAE national fruit after all. Dubai is one of the best places in the world to enjoy the sweet and sumptuous date, which is one of the most versatile and popular fruits on the planet. There is no limit to what the date can be used for and they can be enjoyed at any time of the day – breakfast, lunch or dinner! Here we list some of the best ways to dine on dates, from fruity breakfasts to naughty treats – try these dishes today.
1. Date Toast
French toast is a worldwide favourite breakfast dish, which can also be enjoyed as a dessert. If you thought the standard issue couldn't get any better, then think again. Bateel Bakery has pushed the boundaries here and come up with something even more impressive. Their French Toast is designed for those with a sweet tooth and comes smothered in salted caramel, date syrup and raspberry coulis. All of this is finished with whipped cream, creating a heavenly treat for the taste buds. The sweet date syrup is what makes this dish, and this is one of our favourite ways to enjoy this amazing national fruit.
2. Breakfast Pancakes with Date Syrup
If you want to start your day off with a bang, try out one of the exceptional breakfasts available at Al Barza. It's hard to choose a favourite but the Traditional Emirati Breakfast is a standout option. It features balaleet with eggs, similar to thin pancakes. These are accompanied by meaty halloumi cheese, date molasses and cream cheese. When all of these wonderful components combine, it creates one serious taste sensation. This may not be what you're used to for breakfast, but try it once and you'll be hooked.
3. Chocolate Covered Dates
No matter how healthy you are, sometimes naughtiness is a necessity. For those days, you may want to check out Fodakty, a date confectionary specialist. They have a wide range of selection boxes, including varieties of filled dates and chocolate covered options. These come in loads of different flavours and are listed as gift boxes, but you don't have to part with them as a present. There's no reason you can't just gift them to yourself and munch away. Go on, be selfish and indulge!
4. Eggless Cake
Bakers can do anything these days, and that includes creating cakes without eggs. And who needs eggs when you can have dates? This must-try dessert is a date sponge cake with spiced chocolate mousse and dark chocolate glazing, topped with crunchy chocolate chips and delightful date slices. At Shakespeare and Co. there are so many awesome things to enjoy, such as the creative carrot cake – and whatever you order, you won't be disappointed. But this chocolate and date delicacy is one truly indulgent dish and it's a perfect, slightly naughty way to treat yourself.
What are you waiting for? Order these dreamy date dishes and many more fantastic food items with Deliveroo, tonight!