I'm planning on stuffing dates with almonds and then rolling them in confectioners sugar. I was curious if I could soak the almonds first in Amaretto for a little zing, or would that be superfluous? Maybe just dip the dates in amaretto instead?
I agree. Dip the dates.
That's a good idea. That'll make it taste great. Even though amaretto says "Almond flavoured," it's definently more cherry flavoured, which will give you a nice little mix there.
I hope it turns out well for you.
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I've got to go with VeraBlue on this ... you would have to soak the almonds for a couple of months to get much flavor in them ... and just "dunking" the stuffed dates is more of a waste of time and good Amaretto than flavor enhancing.
Using fresh almonds and dried dates ....
Pit the dates and stuff with an almond ... pack into a clean jar ... cover with Amaretto and allow to sit on the counter (cool dark place) for about a month or two.
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