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Sesame-Date Torte by Chef Michael Solomonov

This is a special desert created for Negev Nectars’ Sesame Date Delight, produced by Kibbutz Neot Smadar.  Chef Michael Solomonov, of Zahav restaurant in Philadelphia, showcased this dessert at Hazon’s Sukkah Harvest Supper in September of 2010. At the harvest supper it was very well-received, especially when served with homemade and very fresh whipped cream.  We recommend it for a dessert intended to impress, that’s quick, easy and absolutely delicious.


  • Pastry Flour   –   2 1/4 cup
  • Sugar   –   1 1/2 cup
  • B. Powder   –   1 Tablespoon
  • Salt   –   3/4 teaspoon
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds   –   1/2 cup
  • Kibbutz Neot Smadar’s Sesame Date Spread –   1/2 cup
  • Milk  -  1 cup
  • Eggs  -   2

In a food processor, grind Pastry Flour, sesame seeds to a fine powder and sift with salt and baking powder.

Cream sugar and Sesame-Date Spread, till fluffy.

Add eggs, one at time, till incorporated, then add dry ingredients and milk.

Put batter into a 12 inch pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until set in the middle.
test with a toothpick.

All Negev Nectars foods are produced in the Ramat Hanegev region and are certified kosher by Rabbi Svisa, the head of the Ramat Hanegev region rabbinic council,
or are produced in the Arava and are certified kosher by Rabbi Moshe Ha’araya, head of the Eilat region rabbinic council.