I love having this during the summer, as it is a cool and refreshing dessert. It can also make a great dessert for an impromptu dinner with a friend, providing you have the ingredients on hand.


Dates, sliced in half lengthwise, or diced

I prefer to use organic, whole-milk yogurt with the cream on top. It is so rich and creamy, and has a great taste. However, low fat yogurt will do as well. Just don’t forget that fat carries flavor; that’s why fattening foods always taste so darn good.

Place a generous portion of yogurt in a bowl, drizzle with honey, garnish with the dates, and voilà, there you have it. Yummy!

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Fromage blanc (aka formatge fresc/queso blanco) and honey is a pretty popular dessert here in North Catalonia. And yogurt is often used as a replacement.

My suggestion: replace the dates with pine nuts.
To me, queso blanco is a Mexican cheese that is somewhat dry and crumbly, a little similar to Feta, but not as salty. I don't think you're queso blanco is the same thing as my queso blanco.

My suggestion: replace the dates with pine nuts.

Hmm...interesting thought. I'm not sure if I'd like that.
I don't think you're queso blanco is the same thing as my queso blanco.

Obviously not. A quick research on Wikipedia suggests that the fromage blanc I've in mind is more like what you call curd or quark. Although quark translates back as caillé, which is still another thing. I prefer "my" fromage blanc to yogurt when it's made from goat or sheep milk instead of cow.

No pine nuts? Again, maybe yours are different from ours. That's what makes the world a so exciting place.
Pine nuts from pine trees, that's what I'm thinking of. I've had them in savory dishes, but never sweet.
Unlucky you. Our pine trees give sweet pine nuts, yet with a strong flavor. Hard to find in numbers, but can be used in many dishes, including desserts and cakes.

On the other hand, your dates may be better than ours.
Well, without being able to do a side-by-side comparison, that's anyone's guess.
I like dates, but I prefer figs.
Figs are a good substitute as well. Greek yogurt (the full fat kind) and figs drizzled with honey. mmm


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