Sweet Bread with Dates


Tea is a big part of the Mediterranean diet, and if you're drinking tea for brunch, you need something to dunk into it! This sweet bread filled with a smooth sweet date paste is the perfect breakfast if you wake up with a sweet tooth.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 305
Saturated fat 7g
Carbohydrates 46g
Sodium 347mg
Fiber 3g
Protein 7g
Cholesterol 80mg

Sweet Bread with Dates

12 rolls
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


  • 2[3/4] cups all-purpose flour
  • [1/4] cup dry milk
  • [1/4] cup sugar
  • 1[1/4] tsp. salt
  • 1 TB. instant yeast
  • 3 large eggs
  • [1/3] cup plus 1 TB. water
  • 10 TB. butter
  • 12 medjool dates(pitted)
  • 1 TB. orange blossom water
  • [1/2] tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 large egg white


In a food processor fitted with a dough attachment or in a blender, knead all-purpose flour, dry milk, sugar, salt, instant yeast, eggs, [1/3] cup water, and 8 tablespoons butter for 15 minutes.

Transfer dough to a bowl lightly sprayed with olive oil spray, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let rise in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

In a food processor fitted with a chopping blade, blend medjool dates, orange blossom water, and cinnamon for 2 minutes or until smooth.

Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with remaining 2 tablespoons butter.

Form dough into 12 equal pieces. Spoon 1 tablespoon date mixture into center of each dough piece, tightly seal dough around date mixture, and place seal side down into the prepared muffin tin.

Set aside dough to rise for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 375ºF.

In a small bowl, whisk together egg white and remaining 1 tablespoon water. Brush each roll with egg wash.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Remove rolls from the oven, and let rest for 20 minutes before serving.

Mediterranean Morsel
If you're not familiar with orange blossom water, you're missing out! It has a light, flowery flavor with hints of citrus, and it adds a sweet and unique flavor to desserts and pastries.

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