12medjool dates, halved40 gmbutter, coarsely chopped200 mlblack coffee 1 tbspmuscovado sugar, or to taste24savoiardi biscuits250 ml (1 cup)pouring cream40 mlKahlua, or to tasteFinely grateddark chocolate and ground coffee, to serve
Roll date halves into balls. Heat butter in a frying pan over medium heat until foaming, add dates and stir occasionally until butter and dates are golden (2-3 minutes). Remove from pan, drain on absorbent paper and set aside to cool (5-10 minutes).
Meanwhile, combine coffee and sugar, stir to dissolve sugar, set aside.
Break savoiardi biscuits into coarse pieces and divide among six 300ml glasses. Drizzle with sweetened coffee and set aside until soft (2-3 minutes).
Meanwhile, whisk cream and Kahlua in a bowl to soft peaks.
Divide dates among glasses, top with cream mixture, grated chocolate and ground coffee and serve.
This recipe is from the February 2011 issue of Australian