we were inspired by @etihadairways Instagram to create this delicious Batheetha, which is a traditional Emirati dessert made of dates, nuts, and saffron. Perfectly sweet with a rich texture, Batheetha is sure to bring a sweet ending to every family dinner, and these are also perfect for an on the go snack full of energy, good fats and protein!



  1. grind the raw almonds in a food processor, then add to a pan and toast until golden
  2. melt the butter and mix it into the toasted almonds
  3. pulse the dates in a food processor until they are in small pieces, then add this to the almond flour and butter mixture
  4. add the saffron and cardamom and mix
  5. leave the mixture to cool for 20 minutes
  6. blend the pistachios in the food processor until they form a flour
  7. roll the mixture into balls and coat in the pistachio powder

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