Unpacking boxes of food items to stock my newly built pantry, I came across a jar of date molasses. Date molasses is similar to blackstrap molasses but milder in flavor (golden syrup or treacle can be used here instead). The date molasses inspired me to create a slice similar to a very popular ginger crunch that originates in Takaka (the original recipe can be found here) but using dates (obviously) to appeal to people not overly fond of ginger. I don’t completely understand how people can not be fond of ginger but I do have a couple living in my house. I try not to make the ginger version too often as I am likely to scoff the lot in a couple of days and that is not an action that fits into my everything in moderation philosophy.