- 24 large prunes
- 24 pieces of streaky bacon cut in half
- 1/3 cup crumbled cheese (blue or Stilton is best)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Place 24 toothpicks in a small bowl filled with water; let soak 15 minutes. Line a baking sheet with grease proof paper and put a wire rack into the tray (a wire cake rack works really well) set aside. The paper is so you don't spend the rest of the afternoon scrubbing the tray when you should be getting ready for your guests.
Halve prunes lengthwise being careful not to cut all the way through. Place a small amount of cheese in the centre of each prune. Wrap a piece of bacon around each date. Secure bacon with a toothpick.
Place dates onto the wire rack. Bake until bacon is cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.