This date pudding is a very rich treat that is fabulous as breakfast, a snack, or dessert. Unlike some date puddings I have encountered, it does not rise much. But it certainly has boatloads of taste, density, and stickiness- especially if you stack them like pancakes. Even though it seems like a lot of steps to arrive at this pudding, it is not a difficult recipe. I made it for breakfast, before having my usual pot of coffee… and it still turned out miraculously well. A great start to a chilly day.