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Kolompeh with Dates and Nuts Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup chopped pistachios

Special Equipment Needed:
- Rolling pin
- Baking sheet
- Frying pan
- Mixing bowl

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. Add the oil and warm water and mix until a dough forms.
4. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll each piece into a circle about 1/4 inch thick.
5. Place the circles on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
6. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over medium heat and add the sugar, dates, walnuts, and pistachios.
7. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has melted and the nuts are lightly toasted.
8. Remove the circles from the oven and spread the nut mixture evenly over each one.
9. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
10. Remove from the oven and let cool before serving.

Time:
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Temperature: 350°F
Serving Size: 8 servings

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 250
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 33g
Protein: 5g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- Almond flour can be used in place of all-purpose flour.
- Coconut oil can be used in place of vegetable oil.
- Any type of chopped nuts can be used in place of walnuts and pistachios.

Variations:
- Add 1/2 cup of dried cranberries or raisins for a sweeter flavor.
- Substitute the dates for 1/2 cup of chopped figs.
- Add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon for a spiced flavor.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to roll the dough circles thin enough so that they bake evenly.
- Keep an eye on the nut mixture while it is cooking to make sure it doesn’t burn.

Storage Instructions:
Kolompeh with Dates and Nuts can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Kolompeh with Dates and Nuts can be reheated in the oven at 350°F for 5 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
Kolompeh with Dates and Nuts can be served on a platter with a variety of fresh fruits and nuts.

Garnishes:
- Chopped almonds
- Chopped walnuts
- Chopped pistachios
- Chopped dates

Pairings:
- Tea
- Coffee
- Milk

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Yogurt
- Fresh fruit
- Cheese

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the dough is too dry, add a tablespoon of warm water at a time until it comes together.
- If the dough is too sticky, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until it is no longer sticky.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to wash your hands before and after handling the dough.
- Make sure to use clean utensils and surfaces when preparing the dough.

Food History:
Kolompeh is a traditional Persian pastry that is believed to have originated in the city of Yazd in Iran. It is traditionally served during special occasions such as weddings and holidays.

Flavor Profiles:
Kolompeh with Dates and Nuts has a sweet and nutty flavor with a hint of cinnamon.

Serving Suggestions:
Kolompeh with Dates and Nuts can be served as a dessert or as a snack. It can also be served with a cup of tea or coffee.

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Region: Iranian

Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Chewy, Aromatic