Cut the dates lengthwise, but not all the way through . Take the seed out.
Whisk the cream cheese, mix in black pepper and chives, spoon into the dates.
Put it back to together. Wrap in bacon rashers. Bake in a hot oven fo 7 minutes.
Blanch the leeks in boiling salted water. Soak in iced water. Pat dry.
Roll the dates with the leek ribbons. Hold together with tooth picks.
Pan fry in olive oil (veg) / roll dates in bacon for non veg.
Key Ingredients: dates, cream cheese, black pepper, bacon, leek, chives