Sticky Date Pudding2014-09-12
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 20m
- Cook Time : 45m
- Ready In : 1:15 h
A Fantastic warming winter pudding!
- 250g pitted dates, chopped
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1½ cups boiling water
- 125g butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1½ cups self-raising flour, sifted
- Caramel sauce - 1 cup brown sugar
- 300ml cream
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 60g butter
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base of a 7cm deep, 22cm (base) cake pan.
Place dates and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Pour over boiling water. Allow to stand for 20 minutes.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until pale and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then, using a large metal spoon, fold through prepared date mixture and add flour until well combined.
Spoon mixture into prepared cake pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Turn onto a plate.
Make sauce. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until sauce comes to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 minutes.
Pierce pudding all over with a skewer. Pour ½ cup of warm sauce over warm pudding. Stand for 10 minutes. Cut into wedges. Serve with remaining sauce and fresh cream.