Sticky Date Pudding Recipe

By December 10, 2020Uncategorized

Perfect for the holidays, wow your family with some Sticky Date Pudding! A delicious and sweet cake paired with a butterscotch topping is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! Give it a try, we’re sure you’ll enjoy!

Sticky Date Pudding

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces chopped pitted dried dates
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 3 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup, or substitute dark corn syrup
  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Method

  1. Add the dates and water to a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for only a couple of minutes. Let stand for a few minutes while preparing the rest of the batter.
  3. Cream together the butter brown sugar and vanilla.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add the molasses and golden syrup and beat well.
  6. Sift together the flour and baking powder.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture in three equal portions mixing until smooth after each addition.
  8. Puree the date mixture in a food processor or blender before mixing in the baking soda.
  9. Add this hot mixture immediately to the batter and mix until smooth.
  10. Pour batter into well greased and floured muffin tins and bake for about 18 – 20 minutes at 350 degrees F until the center is just firm.
  11. Serve warm with Toffee Sauce.

Sticky Date Pudding Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60g butter

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook, stirring often, until sauce comes to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Pierce pudding all over with a skewer. Pour 1/2 cup of warm sauce over warm pudding. Stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Cut into wedges. Serve with remaining sauce.