Exotic and spicy, this syrup recipe is the perfect blend of bold pepper and smooth, sweet Medjool dates. Serve over ice cream, hot porridge, spiced cake and more.
Soak the dates with the Pepper in a small bowl covered with boiling water. Leave to stand for 30 minutes, or until the dates have softened.
Remove dates with a slotted spoon and transfer to a blender container, reserving the water. Cover the blender and with the centre removed and blender running on high speed, gradually add the reserved water to the dates. Blend for 2-3 minutes on high speed, or until smooth.
Store syrup in tightly covered, clean container in a refrigerator until ready to use.