Yield1/2 to 3/4 cup
Water from 6 to 8 halawi dates soaked overnight (I used 1 to 1 1/4 cups water for soaking)
1. Strain the soak water from the dates.
2. Pour into a glass jar.
Vabeachcg's ThoughtsBy vabeachcg
I was looking for an alternative to constantly using agave, as I am trying to wean myself away from the processed (even raw agave has some sort of processing), and accidentally stumbled across the wonderful, slightly sweet, and slightly syrupy texture of halawi date soak water.
So far, this has been a great substitute when used along with dates, banana, or other solid fruit sweeteners.
it simply helps to carry the flavor into a flowing liquid form, without the overbearing tendency of agave nectar.
I hope you too can rethink what we consider sweet and delicious, and train your brain and taste buds to appreciate subtlety.
I've found it to keep well in the fridge for up to a week or so. The colder (but not frozen), the more of a thick syrupy texture the water has!
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