Served warm or cold, this tart is a favourite always. Easy to make, it is sticky and delicious with the sweet flavour of soft dates and brandy. Served with cream or icecream, it is hard to resist.
Rum, sherry or any other flavouring may be substituted but I think brandy tastes best. This recipe was a favourite in our home as a child and I have been eating it for more than 50 years and now make it myself often. I use a skewer to make small holes all over the cake before pouring the syrup over to aid even distribution of the syrup.