Pineapple and date parcels
800g diced pineapple
16 soft dates, pitted and quartered
180g dark palm sugar, coarsely grated or chopped
4 star anise
Vanilla ice-cream, to serve
Preheat oven to 180°C. Place four 30cm squares of baking paper on a work surface.
Top each with another square, then divide pineapple among sheets. Top with dates, sugar and star anise. Gather paper together and tie with kitchen string.
Place on a tray and bake until sugar smells caramelised, 35 mins.
To serve, open parcels at the table, top with scoops of ice-cream and drizzle with cooking juices.