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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHOCOLATE
Chocolate is one of the most popular types of food and flavours in the world. It is used in desserts, like cakes, puddings, brownies, etc. Chocolate is used to fill candies, and bars of solid chocolate that are snacks on their own. Chocolate is also used in cold and hot beverages such as chocolate... Read More

HALF-MOON BISCUITS MAKES 1 KG
DOUGH 
375 g flour
 150 g icing sugar 
275 g unsalted butter
 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 egg yolk
 1 whole egg  PASTE
 75 g Nutella 
50 g dhibs
 100 g date paste  GARNISH 25 g almond flakes, coconut powder, pistachio nuts or sesame... Read More

WHY MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE
While Mediterranean cuisine is appreciated as much for its flavour as it is for its health benefits, there are some misconceptions going around as well. This unique cuisine can be truly enjoyed when you know what you are going for. Good oil or bad oil Not all oils are equal, and hence, are... Read More

LENTIL SALAD SERVES 4
The tomato-mozzarella mix gives this typical Umbrian recipe an interesting twist  SALAD
 150g lentils 
150g cherry tomatoes
 150g baby mozzarella
 25g chopped parsley 
Salt and pepper (to taste) 75ml balsamic dressing
 50g mixed lettuce (side... Read More

KHOLAS PECAN PIE 6 PORTIONS
FILLING
 1 egg
 50g unsalted butter
 50g glucose
 50g brown sugar
 1 pinch of salt
 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 50ml cream (35%)
 1 teaspoon cornstarch
 100g pecans
 50g chopped Kholas dates   Mix the... Read More

SPICY TORCETTI SERVES 4
Lentils and spicy tomato sauce combine to put a special zing in this delicious, Umbrian-style pasta dish.  1 medium chopped onion
 3 cloves garlic chopped
 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 jar chili tomato sauce (280 ml) 150g lentils
1⁄2 bunch fresh coriander... Read More

TIRAMISU WITH DHIBS SERVES 4
1 egg yolk
 2 egg whites
 200 g mascarpone cheese
 1 dessertspoon dhibs
 25 g sugar
 75 ml espresso coffee
 1 teaspoon almond essence
 12 ladyfinger biscuits
 1 teaspoon cocoa powder (for dusting)  Whisk the egg yolk and dhibs together to make a cream... Read More

MAAMUL BISCUITS MAKES 1 KG
DOUGH 550 g flour  250 g ghee (clarified butter)  100 g icing sugar  5 g mahlab powder (spice made from the stones of the St. Lucie cherry)  125 ml water  25 g acacia honey
(or any other light coloured honey)  PASTE 450 g date paste 25 g... Read More

CONFIT OF DUCK, DATE AND PARMESAN POLENTA SERVES 4
The date and Parmesan polenta brings unique flavours to
 this otherwise traditional dish.  4 duck breasts 80 g rock salt  800 g duck fat (can be bought at a gourmet food store or upscale supermarket) Clean the duck breasts, then marinate them with olive oil and rock salt.... Read More

CLUB SANDWICH ON TOASTED DATE BREAD SERVES 4
4 leaves iceberg lettuce
 100g crispy veal bacon
 50g mayonnaise
 4 tomatoes
 1 medium-size chicken breast (approx. 150g) 1 large ripe avocado (approx. 150g)
 12 pcs date toast bread
 4 fried eggs
 Salt and pepper (to taste)
 Olive oil (to... Read More

PRESSED WANAN IN CHOCOLATE
200 g Wanan dates (approximately 7 dates)  100 g dark chocolate (or 50 g of dark and 50 g of milk chocolate)  Begin by carefully removing the pits from the dates.  Place the pitted dates between two sheets of parchment paper and roll them flat with a rolling pin (They should... Read More

BATEEL RISOTTO SERVES 4
1 medium chopped onion 3 cloves chopped garlic 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 500g farro (also called ‘emmer wheat’) 125g asparagus 100g grilled zucchini 100g fava beans (boiled) 100g diced tomato 50g baby spinach 200ml vegetable stock 
(use stock... Read More

COUSCOUS SALAD SERVES 4
160g dried burghul
 (a cereal sometimes called ‘bulgur’) 75g Khidri dates 
(or any semi-soft dates, like Wanan or Kholas) 125g chickpeas 125g zucchini
 100g fava beans 50g dried figs
 50g dried apricots 100g tomatoes 1 medium sized onion
 50g... Read More

MUSHROOM RISOTTO SERVES 4
1 medium onion chopped 3 cloves chopped garlic 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 100g mixed mushrooms 200g farro (also known as ‘emmer wheat’) 250ml vegetable stock
 (use stock powder or cube to prepare) 125g labneh
  Salt and pepper (to... Read More

UMBRIAN BEAN SOUP SERVES 4
This is a hearty, traditional farmer's soup from Umbria 1 medium onion chopped 3 cloves of garlic chopped 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 50g Umbrian beans 25g chickpeas 50g carrots 30g leeks 30g celery 1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder 1/2 teaspoon paprika... Read More

JOMARA SALAD SERVES 4
This unique recipe uses an ancient Arab delicacy, the heart of palm  4 fresh date palm hearts (jomara) 1 bunch of chopped parsley
 50 ml extra-virgin olive oil
 20 g frisée lettuce (for garnish) Juice of one fresh lemon  Salt (to taste)  Clean the date... Read More

BRESAOLA SALAD SERVES 4
Balsamic date vinegar and artichoke hearts give this dish a special and flavourful Umbrian touch.  SALAD 
50g iceberg lettuce
 50g oak lettuce
 50g frisée lettuce 50g radicchio lettuce 
75g semi-sundried tomato
 125g grilled artichoke
 150g sliced... Read More

UMBRIAN FOUL SERVES 4
Umbrian beans replace traditional fava beans in this popular Arabic recipe  1 medium onion finely chopped  3 cloves chopped garlic  2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil  200g Umbrian beans/farmer’s mix  100g borlotti beans  1000ml vegetable... Read More

CIRIOLINE CARBONARA SERVES 4
LENTIL SAUCE  1 small onion finely chopped  3 cloves chopped garlic  1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil  150g black lentils  600ml chicken stock
(use stock powder or cube to prepare)  PASTA 1 small onion finely chopped
 3 cloves chopped... Read More

CHOCOLATE MOELLEUX (FONDANT) MAKES 6
3 eggs
 75 g dark chocolate 100 g unsalted butter 150 g sugar
 50 g flour  Melt the chocolate and butter together either in a bowl over a pan of hot water (the bowl should not touch the water) or in a bowl for 3 minutes in the microwave on 450 watts (no higher) – stir... Read More

QAHWA NOUGAT CAKE SERVES 9
ALMOND GENOISE SPONGE  3 eggs
 75 g sugar
 25 g flour  1 teaspoon baking powder 50 g powdered almonds 50 g melted butter  Whip eggs and sugar together until light, pale and creamy (this should take about 10 minutes).  Using a large metal spoon, fold... Read More

WHAT IS FINE CHOCOLATE?
One of the most important differentiators of a fine chocolate is that ‘melt in your mouth’ moment. You can hear the click as it breaks to your bite, and then reveals it’s true texture – so smooth, rich, and creamy that it just melts in your mouth. But what does... Read More

WHY CHOCOLATE MAKES YOU HAPPY
Think back to the last time you ate a piece of chocolate. Did it make you happy? Chances are that it did. Chocolate makes people happy because it tastes amazing. Just seeing chocolate, or inhaling its wonderful aroma, provides respite from our busy, and often stressed-out, lives. Some nutritionists... Read More

WHERE DOES CHOCOLATE COME FROM
Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees but Chocolate Does…  Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus renamed the cocoa tree, giving it the Greek name Theobroma Cacao, which literally means 'food of the Gods'. The inspiration for the title came, not from the cocoa itself, but from the... Read More

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHOCOLATE
There is no question that chocolate is a pleasure, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a guilty pleasure. There is mounting evidence that consuming moderate amounts of cocoa products can offer health advantages. Chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health.... Read More

COMBINING DATES WITH FOOD
A powerhouse of flavour, dates are also versatile as an ingredient for dishes, sweet and savoury alike. Diced, chopped, made into syrup or juice, dates can add a new flavour to any creation. You can: Stuff them - Candied fruits and nuts are great for stuffing into pitted dates. Toss them... Read More

HOW DATES ARE GROWN.
They say the majestic date palm tree is a horticultural miracle and from it, great things are born. It thrives in the world’s harshest environments to produce a tasty, nutritious and versatile staple food. With its origins dated as far back as human history, dates are highly revered and... Read More

WHAT MAKES A PERFECT DATE FRUIT?
People who say ‘perfection is just an illusion’, might have never tasted a perfect date fruit. The plump, moist, luscious texture and sweet smooth goodness of dates is as good as it gets. The taste of a perfect date fruit is one which transcends the senses into an age of purity and... Read More

HEALTH BENEFITS OF DATES
In religion and tradition, dates have been regarded as super food with profound healing powers. Dates are mentioned in many holy scriptures including Bible and Quran. Distinguished dates have therapeutic health benefits with a glorious history that healers have used through centuries. Now... Read More

ALL ABOUT DATES
Dates are the superfood of nature: a powerhouse of minerals, energy and fibre. But how much do you really know about this rich, creamy piece of goodness? Here are 20 interesting facts about dates: The word ‘date’ comes from the Greek word daktylos, meaning finger, because a date... Read More

HISTORY OF MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE
The origins of Mediterranean cuisine can be traced back to 11,000 years ago, at the start of agriculture and herding, with the Neolithic farmers, who lived on the south east Mediterranean coast. The food originated with the grain/cereal belt in the Fertile Crescent, which originally stretched from... Read More

AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE
Mediterranean cuisine rightfully enjoys the reputation of providing an equally delicious and healthy diet. Making use of fresh, top quality ingredients, the dishes are flavourful, wholesome and nutritious. Unlike many other ethnic cuisines, Mediterranean food is not governed by a single culture.... Read More

MODERN MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE
Diners are a conflicted lot. They want to eat healthy, but, the lure of the delicious and unhealthy is too strong. Mediterranean cuisine has always been straddling the line, offering scrumptious dishes that are healthy in more ways than one. Incorporating healthy oils, grains, vegetables, fruit,... Read More

THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
A healthy diet includes fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains, with no, or very few unhealthy fats. And this is exactly what a typical Mediterranean diet comprises. The key components of Mediterranean food offer multiple health benefits, helping you prevent major chronic diseases. The... Read More

TYPES OF DATES
Dates are a delicious fruit, and even if you are a picky eater, you are sure to find one to suit your taste. There are many types of dates grown in the region, and the climate and tree determines which date it will yield. Dates are generally categorised into three main types, soft, hard and... Read More

CAN CHOCOLATE BOOST YOUR WORKOUT?
It may be hard to believe, but chocolate and exercise actually work surprisingly well together. We already know that chocolate has potential health benefits, like increased cardiovascular health, improved eye and brain function, antioxidant support to help battle free radicals, and yes, now, it can... Read More

STICKY DATE PUDDING SERVES 4
DATE PUDDING 200g Khidri pitted dates (other dates can be used, as long as they are not too hard) 200ml water 1 level teaspoon baking soda 150g brown sugar 2 eggs 100g flour 1 level teaspoon baking powder 25g chopped pecans   BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE 100g brown... Read More

Indulge in organic sweet treats, gourmet dates, exclusively from Bateel. Lovely shot @boutroslea! #Bateel #Soft #Dates #Luxury #Boxes #Beautiful #Regram #UAE 
دللوا أنفسكم مع تمور بتيل الشهية واللذيذة!شكراً لمشاركة تلك اللقطة الرائعة #بتيل
Calling our friends in Jeddah! The world-renowned Bateel is now open in Le Prestige. Join us this weekend to browse our gourmet delights and enjoy our warm Arabian hospitality. #Bateel #CafeBateel #Jeddah #LePrestige #NowOpen #Jeddahfood #Jeddahfoodie #JeddahBloggers #JeddahLife #Jeddah_KSA 
نداء إلى كل أصدقائنا بجدة! تم افتتاح كافيه بتيل بمول لو برستيج، انضموا إلينا لتجربوا الحلوى الفاخرة الخاصة بنا ولتختبروا مفهوم الضيافة العربية الدافئة
#بتيل #كافيه_بتيل
It is lovely seeing our fans capture creative pictures. Thank you @tariqhijjawi for sharing this gorgeous shot with us! Visit us soon and indulge yourself with the best chocolate milk ever made at Café Bateel. #CafeBateel #Sweet #Delicious  #Chocolate #Milk #Drinks  #Regram #UAE 
إنه شيء رائع أن نري معجبينا يلتقطوا صوراً أكثر من رائعة. شكراً لمشاركة تلك اللقطة الرائعة! تفضلوا بزيارتنا في كافيه بتيل لتستمتعوا بأفضل شوكولاتة بالحليب
#كافيه_بتيل
In desperate need of a sweet treat but dieting? Bateel dates are the answer! Sweet, fat-free and organic! What is not to like! Order yours online today… #Bateel #BateelDates #HealthyEating #HealthyLiving #Organic #FatFree #EnergyBoost

في أمس الحاجة لبعض الحلوى ولكنكم تتبعون حمية غذائية؟ تمر بتيل هو الحل! حلو ولذيذ، خالي من الدهون، وطبيعي! يمكنكم شرائه اليوم من متجرنا عبر الانترنت
#بتيل
To our Chinese friends, we came up with lovely designed boxes of dates and chocolates for the Chinese New Year. Surprise your friends and family with one of these luxurious gifts. #Bateel #ChineseNewYear #Finest #Chocolates #Boxes #Luxurious #UAE #DXB #DubaiInternationaAirport 
إلى أصدقائنا في الصين، فقد أتينا بأجمل العلب المليئة بالشكولاتة الفاخرة للعام الصيني الجديد. قوموا بمفاجئة عائلتكم وأصدقاءكم بهدايا فاخرة لهذه المناسبة من بتيل 
#بتيل
Welcome to a new week! We are starting ours with a cappuccino and the most perfect pain au chocolat! What about you? #CafeBateel #KSA #UAE #Oman #Kuwait #Qatar #London #Coffee #PainAuChocolat

نحن سنبدأ أسبوعنا مع كوب من الكابتشينو و خبز بالشكولاته. ماذا عنكم؟
#كافيه_بتيل

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