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#1 of 4 Old 11-16-2005, 09:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've tried in my food processer (it almost burnt out the motor), my regular blender (lumpy, clumpy and uneven) and my new VitaMix (almost the same as the regular blender, just a little more even, but still unusable if I want it to be pretty).

I'm dying to make some nut bars, but can't get the dates to work out and be smooth enough.

Any thoughts?

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Have you tried scissors yet?
I've heard that freezing them for a couple of hours makes them easier to chop.

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Old recipes (I mean like 10th century...) call for "grinding" the dates. I burned out my food processor chopping some for hais, so I'm thinking of trying cutting them with scissors then grinding them with my mortar and pestle next time.
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I have heard that they are easier to chop if you roll them in flour first. I haven't tried it myself though, we can never keep dates in the house long enough to chop them.
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