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Adi's Bubble Cookies

Adi Danan Z"L

Adi was a platoon commander in the Tzabar battalion in Givati. He dreamed of the honour of the command role in the field and not only in training recruits and so it was – he commanded veteran soldiers and with them cleaned out Kfar Aza (of terrorists) and then entered Gaza with them at the first land incursion.

Adi, his soldiers the sergenat and his officer all fell together in the Namer disaster on 31.10.23, 16th Cheshvan. He was 20 years old.

He left behind parents, twin sister, younger sister, girlfriend and a big loving family and many friends.

Adi was a happy and joyful child. He was always singing, dancing, laughing, kissing and hugging everyone. He put everyone else first, and would give his all to those he loved.

Adi was a child of vales, loved the homeland, had respect for his parents and a way of life that could only be seen, admired and hoped that we would be a little of what he was.

Adi’s grandma used to make these bubble cookies and he loved them more than any other dessert and talked about them a lot. Adi had a special connection with his grandmother, befitting the amazing and loving child he was. He adored her and said she was the purest person he ever knew. If Adi was here to choose a recipe he would not have hesitated to choose the bubble cookies.

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500g flour

100g sugar

60ml oil

100g margerine or butter

300ml water

1 teaspoon Khawaj spice

1 spoon dry yeast

Pinch of salt

For stuffing:

500g dates

¼ cup sesame seeds


Sift flour and add Khawaj, sugar, salt, yeast until it starts to ferment – add a cup and ¼ of water and time 2 minutes.

After 2 minutes add melted margerine and continue kneading. Add oil and knead until the dough is soft. Transfer the dough into a greased bowl, cover and let it rise. 

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

Take pits out the date and take off hard skins. Add cinamon and mix well. Oil your hands and make balls from the date mixture and set aside. 

When the dough has doubled in size, divide into 30. Fill each piece with date ball and flatten, and place in the pan. Beat egg and spread over the cookies. Pierce the cookies with a fork to prevent swelling, sprinkle sesame seeds and bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a cooling rack until the cookies cool.

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