This date is a sure thing.Gather Journal Dusted Walnut Purses
The date palm, which traces its roots back to the Persian Gulf, is known as the tree of life—understandable since its fruit, buds, sap, fibers and nuts are believed to have 800 uses. We had only one in mind for our fleshy Medjools: a shake reminiscent of the frothy delights doled out by Palm Springs institutions like Hadley’s and Shields.
makes 9 small sweets
Preheat oven to 425°F. Stir together walnuts, honey, zest or orange flower water, and cinnamon, with a pinch of salt. Let stand 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, stack squares of phyllo brushed with melted butter between each layer. Cut the stack lengthwise in thirds and crosswise again into thirds to form 9 squares. Divide walnut mixture between squares, spooning into the center of each one. Fold corners up into center and then fold new corners into center again pressing to seal. Bake sweets on a baking sheet, 6-8 minutes, until golden. Cool, then dust with confectioners sugar to serve.