Date filled sambusa are sweet turnovers baked in the oven, for a quick snack or truly indulgent dessert, these are perfect with nice cup of tea.
- 2 ½ cups flour
- ¼ cup water warm
- ¼ cup milk warm
- 1 teaspoons yeast
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons oil
For the filling
- 1 cup soft dates, pitted and finely chopped
- 3 tablespoon oil/butter or ghee
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Place the dates, butter, cardamom and nutmeg in a saucepan, over low heat, and stir occasionally until dates become a paste.
- Remove from the heat, and let it cool.
- In a bowl combine the yeast and the water leave it for 15 minutes.
- Stir in milk, sugar, salt, egg and the oil to the yeast mixture.
- Gradually stir in the flour to combine, kneed the dough to obtain soft dough. Cover and leave it to rise in a warm place.
- Divide the dough in to 2 equal portions and roll one on a lightly floured surface.
- Roll into a square 15×10 inch rectangle, divide into 9 equal squares.
- Spoon each square about 2 teaspoons of the filling in the center, then fold it into triangle.
- Brush the edges with water press with your fingers to seal it. Place on a baking sheet and repeat with the remaining ingredients.
- Preheat the oven 350f bake for 20 to 30 until golden