I love dates! The fresh ones are one of the best things in life, but at about $3 for 7 or 8 of them I don't buy them much. Packed dates often have a few dates that are not so good and can ruin the entire date experience.
This pudding was accompanied by a Treacle sauce instead of the usual caramel. The treacle sauce is 2 tbsp treacle in a saucepan, heating, add 1 tbsp brown sugar and 1 tbsp butter and let those dissolve. Then add approx 2tbsp cream, stir through and warm. Let everyone get their own sauce :)