Cooking with Silan (Date Honey)
Did you know that the reference "land of milk and honey" (Exodus 3:8), according to many sources, refers to date honey? Date honey, or silan, is a staple in Israeli cooking, and is a great source of sweetness to many dishes. Silan is the thick, sugary syrup extracted from dates, and is often a healthier substitute for white sugar, boasting a low glycemic index. Pour it on top of your yogurt or pancakes, or use it as a marinade for chicken or fish. This jar of sticky sweetness is loaded with possibilities you may have never thought of. Here are some of our favorite recipes featuring this special date honey.
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