Tuesday, 9 June 2009

How to Make Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

Some very special friends came for dinner last night, so I made one of my favourite winter desserts; sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce.

This is not a dessert for dieters, but it is certainly delicious. I served it with Cadbury's vanilla chocolate chip ice cream. Yum!

Here are the instructions:

Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
Pudding Ingredients

1 1/4 cups of pitted dates, chopped
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon baking soda
60g butter, cubed
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup self-raising flour

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 F). Grease a deep 20cm round cake tin and line the base with baking paper. Combine the dates, boiling water and soda in a bowl.

Allow to stand for 5 minutes, then blend or process the date mixture with the butter and brown sugar until almost smooth. Add the eggs and flour, and blend or process until just combined. (You want the dates to provide some texture, so don't over-process.) Pour into the prepared pan.

Bake 45-50 minutes or until cooked through (cover the pudding with foil during baking if you think it's getting too brown on top).

Butterscotch Sauce

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup cream
50g butter
1/3 Cup golden syrup

Combine all ingredients in medium sized saucepan and stir over a low heat for 5 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved and the sauce has thickend slightly.

Kate's Tip: before removing the hot cake from the tin, poke the top of the pudding with a knife a few times then pour some of the hot sauce over the pudding. It will soak in and make the pudding even more delicious.

Serve the pudding warm with the butterscotch sauce and ice cream.

Then don't weigh yourself for a few days:-)

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River said...

How to make sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce.
1. Go to shop and buy pre-made.
2. Heat according to instructions.
3. Taste.
4. Toss out too sticky sweet pudding with much too sweet sauce.
5. Wish I'd made Kate's recipe instead because it's probably much nicer, with no artificial ingredients as well.

Suzanne said...

Mmmm, very yummy! I made a self-saucing one the other day, but the house was so cold, the sauce turned into a caramel as it cooled, lol.

Flowergirl73 said...

Hi Kate, looks great! Thanks for your comment on my blog. You're on the blogroll!

Cheers Bron

Jayne said...

That's a nice simple recipe :)

LOL @ River's comment :)

Kelly said...


I'm about to fall off my diet! WONDERFUL recipe! This post is scrumptious!

Kirstin said...

Oh my goodness...this is too much!!!!!

Kristen said...

Wow! I have never even heard of this before! I will remember this when I want to "sweeten" something up. :)

Jackie said...

Oh yummy this looks so good. Im going to try and make this. What a shame we have started our diet I will have to wait for my free day next weekend.

Stephanie D. said...

Omigosh, this looks decadent!

Get thee behind me, temptress! lol

Stephanie said...

I have a recipe of my grandmother's that is very similar to this. It makes its own sauce. We cut into bite size squares and layer it in a bowl with whipped cream and bananas. It is a must have at the holidays.

Grandmother Wren said...

I haven't had date pudding in years! And wouldn't Grampy just Love This?
Thank you

treasuringthemoments said...

This looks good! Recipes with dates may scare people off but they always are very tasty.


Abi said...

Your article was posted @ THC this week. Thanks. Abi