Date Diamonds

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  1. Mix margarine, flour and baking powder together and work until smooth.
  2. Mix Sugar and egg together, add to the flour and work to a smooth dough. Leave to rest for 2 hours.
  3. Put the dates with two tablespoons of water in a small pan and heat for a few minutes.
  4. Add zests and brandy and work the mixture with a fork. Open the pastry into long strips about 10 cm wide.
  5. Brush the edges with water. Put a little filling in the centre. Fold pastry.
  6. Press both edges to keep the filling in. Using a ravioli cutter cut into large diamond shaped slices about 40cms long.
  7. Cook in plenty of hot oil until golden brown.