Date Bread

Date Bread

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Date Bread, or Boryosh, is a popular treat back home. It is a slightly sweet bread filled with pitted dates and with Ramadan around the corner, I thought this would be a perfect time to publish this recipe for you all. If you want to read up on the health benefits of dates, click here to check my post!

This is a simple and delicious recipe. I for one enjoy eating these for suhoor with walnuts! The best thing about this recipe is that when it comes to the filling, the sky is the limit- I’ve replaced the dates with caramel treats, nutella, cheese, za’atar…if it goes with bread, it can be used as a filling!

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 rolls


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk (warmed)
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 tsp yogurt
  • A pinch of salt
  • 12-15 Pitted/Pureed Dates


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, baking powder, sugar, salt)
  2. Make a cavity in the middle of the dry ingredients and add warmed milk followed by the yeast, allow to sit until
    yeast-milk mixture begins to froth (2-3 minutes)
  3. Add remaining ingredients (yogurt, oil) and mix
  4. Knead dough for a few minutes, add a dash of flour if too sticky or splash of water if too dry.
  5. Dough should be soft, knead into a ball, cover dough ball with a drop of oil to prevent it from sticking to the bowl, cover dough and set aside until dough doubles in size. (~1 hour)
  6. Once it has had time to rest, divide the dough into 12 even balls
  7. Add filling into each ball separately and seal closed
  8. Arrange in pan side by side (I like to use a 9x13inch pan) and bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes, or until golden brown *If you would like them to be shiny, brush with egg whites.



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