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  1. Sticky Date Pudding and the Sea of Caramel, Oh Yeah!

    July 25, 2008 by

    Elize made this for us the first time – it’s hands down the best sticky date pudding I’ve had since I recently found an appreciation for dates.

    For the pudding you’ll need:
    1½ cups Dates, pitted and chopped
    1 tsp Baking Soda
    150 mls Boiling Water
    125 grams Butter
    ¾ cup Sugar
    2 Eggs
    1 heaped cup Self Raising Flour

    And for the sauce:
    3 cups Soft Brown Sugar
    75 grams Butter
    300 mls Cream
    1tsp Vanilla Essence

    Making the pudding:

    1. In a bowl, sprinkle dates with baking soda, pour water over, stir and then stand for 10 – 15 minutes
    2. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time and beat until light and fluffy.
    3. Stir in flour, then date date mixture.
    4. Pour into a deep, well greased tin and bake at 190°C for 30 – 35 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
    5. Allow pudding to stand in the tin while you prepare the sauce.

    Preparing the sauce:

    1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and stir over a medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
    2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
    3. Pour a bit of the sauce (approx. 4 tablespoons) over the cooked pudding and return it to the oven to soak in and bubble.

    Serve a slice of the pudding with enough sauce to create the sea of caramel, and maybe a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped (or fresh) cream. Oh Yeaaah.

    Enjoy. Try not to have seconds though 😉