A few months ago I travelled to Palm Springs and visited Shield’s Date Farm. As I toured the property and learned all about how dates are cultivated, I also discovered the “date shake.”
Shields is famous for this iconic shake made with dates grown on their property. As I sat in the dessert heat enjoying my icy treat, I remembered the delicious date squares my mom once made. I hadn’t come across those treats in years, so I headed back home on a mission to make them.
Unable to find a recipe mirroring the flavour of hers, I began cultivating my own version. This recipe is a result of a few failures, a couple of not bad’s, and finally a win.