A natural, wholesome sweetener that you can use to replace honey, maple syrup or golden syrup. It adds richness and depth to cakes and loaves, a naturally sweet caramel flavour to smoothies and makes a great topping for pancakes and porridge. Add to marinades and sauces for savoury meals too. Available from supermarkets and speciality food stores.
Kathy Paterson uses date syrup to sweeten and flavour these baked pears.