"Delicious dates covered in a pancake batter for dessert. I made it up myself and would only recommend eating up to 10. 6 = one of your 5-a-day! You can use your favorite pancake batter. Serve drizzled with syrup or melted chocolate."
Heat a small nonstick skillet on medium-high heat and add enough oil so a date can just float in it.
Whisk milk, egg, and melted butter together in a large bowl. Combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a second bowl. Whisk flour mixture into milk mixture to make a pancake batter.
Test if oil is hot enough by adding a drop of batter to the oil: batter should rise to the top and bubble around the sides, browning within 5 to 10 seconds.
Dip 3 to 4 dates in the pancake batter until evenly covered and carefully place into the hot oil. Wait a few seconds for them to start browning, turning occasionally so they fry evenly. Fry until golden brown, but not burnt, about 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining dates and batter.
You can fry the dates in extra virgin olive oil, vegetable oil, or rapeseed oil.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.