Grease 6-8 ramekins.
Evenly distribute pieces of chopped dates into the bottom of the ramekins (you can leave these out or use sultanas).
Place remaining sauce ingredients into TM bowl and cook 2.5 min/100ºC/speed 1.
Evenly distribute sauce into ramekins, pouring on top of the dates.
Without rinsing the TM bowl, add all pudding ingredients. Blend 20 sec/speed 5.
Pour pudding mixture into ramekins over the sauce, and rinse out TM bowl (it doesn’t need to be perfectly clean).
Cover each ramekin with a square of aluminium foil and place into the base of the Varoma.
Add 800 grams of water to the rinsed TM bowl. Place Varoma into position and steam 30 min/Varoma/speed 3.5.
To serve, tip upside down into a bowl (they will be hot!) and the sauce will run down the pudding. If they’re a bit stubborn coming out run a small skewer around the inside. Serve with cream or ice-cream. Or, if you can bear the wait, leave them to sit in the Varoma whilst you whizz up some TM custard!