11 November 2006

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

170g dates, pitted and chopped
1 tsp bicarb of soda
60g butter
170g castor sugar
2 eggs
170 g SR flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix dates and bicarb. Pour 300ml boiling water over dates and leave to stand.
Cream butter and sugar until pale, add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gently fold in flour, stir in date mixture and the vanilla, and pour into a cake tin. Bake at 180 degrees for 30-40 mins until a skewer comes out clean.

Make the sauce:
150g brown sugar
150ml cream
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
50g butter

Combine everything in a pot and bring to boil, then simmer for 5 mins. Set aside to cool slightly until it's nicely warm, not hot. Discard bean and pour over squares of cake to serve.

No photos. It's all gone.


Stjernesol said...

Mmm, yummi :)

Thank you for the recipe!

But just one question... tsp, is that table spoon or tea spoon?

Have a wonderful week-end!

Suse said...

tsp = teaspoon
tbsp = tablespoon

Lazy cow said...

One of my favourite desserts. (It's even nicer if you use brown sugar instead of caster, more caramelly tasting).

blackbird said...

K makes a wonderful sticky toffee pudding - but hasn't for a while...
and now I know what he can do TODAY.

Janet said...

Oh yum. Sounds similar to my recipe although I'm with Lazy Cow and use brown sugar. Now I know what my next culinary obsession will be.

shula said...


I can't tell you how much I love puddings. But it's as much as I love dumplings, and that's a REAL LOT!

MsCellania said...

YUM (said in my best Homer Simpson voice)
Looks like the chilluns and I will be making a trip to the store today. To buy some dates!
I have an apron that states "Nothin says lovin like something from the fuckin oven"

So true. So true.

laurie said...

have been way behind on my blog reading so i just read thru about 2 weeks of your life. eye candy and just a delight!
i love your "rules" for laundry.
and about a month ago when i was at my LYS, from across the shop i spotted #126 sock yarn, silently skipped over and snatched it. of course then checked out the bin for more to sell on ebay!
i'm so excited with my single find. it's waiting for me to find time after the Christmas Holiday Projects.

Joke said...

Please help a hapless Yank...what's "RS" flour?


MsCellania said...

SR = Self Rising Flour

Stjernesol said...

Well in Norway we don't have self rising flour, but I'll use flour and baking powder - that will probably be ok, right?

And thank you for clearing up my head-mess: tsp/tbsp


Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

I have ALWAYS wanted a reliable, handed on recipe for sticky date pudding. And if it comes from the Soup, I can trust it. This was one of your 48 Things wasn't it? (see how I pay attention? You thought I was busy writing notes to Shula didn't you, Miss?)
We're having this next weekend (I've already shopped for this week)

nutmeg said...

I've printed the recipe - now just have to cook it (always have dates on hand).

What are you studying (re: the book shown in your last post)? You may have already shared this with your blog. I did a second degree as a "mature" age student in Engish. That was 10 years ago and the other students were already way too young!

herhimnbryn said...


Joke said...

Oh. I had misread the "SR" and turned it into "RS."