There’s alcohol in this pudding recipe but, if you prefer, you can heat the brandy in the sauce for a while and cook out the alcohol.
Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a 20 cm baking dish.
1. Put boiling water and the dates in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from heat, add the bicarbonate of soda and mix well. Allow to cool.