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 😉

1 Comment »

  1. Dave says:

    We just had this and man it’s good. We put a little bit of brandy over as well as the sauce before popping it back in the oven.

    The recipe is also pretty similar to this one, found on Nigella’s website:

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