Sticky Date Pudding

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  • 180g dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 50g butter
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 180g self-raising flour, sifted
  • Toffee Sauce
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon butter


Preheat oven to 180 C.Mix dates and bicarbonate of soda in a heat proof
bowl. Pour boiling water on top and leave to stand. Cream butter and sugar
until pale, then add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Gently fold in the sifted flour, stir in the date mixture and pour into
a greased 18cm cake tin. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Combine sugar, cream, vanilla
and butter in a saucepan, bring to the boil, stirring and simmer for 5 minutes.
Cut pudding into wedges and pour hot sauce over. Serve with icecream or
whipped cream.

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2 thoughts on “Sticky Date Pudding

  1. This is so delicious! Made it for the second time now. Reminds me of my wonderful stay in New Zealand, and falling in love with this dessert during that time… Thank you very much.