Sticky Toffee Pudding
Sticky Toffee Pudding is a wonderfully sticky and toffee-y pudding which is best eaten in moderation!
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  • 200 g (7 oz) stoned and chopped dates
  • 150 g (5 oz) brown sugar
  • 150 g (5 oz) plain flour
  • 60 g (2 oz) butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp baking soda
For the toffee sauce
  • 200 g (7 oz) brown sugar
  • 190 g (6 oz) butter
  • 250 ml (9 fl oz) whipping cream
  1. Put the dates in a bowl, add the baking soda, and pour on 250 ml (9 fl oz) of hot or boiling water. Leave to stand while you prepare the rest of the batter.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Sieve in the flour and fold it into the mixture.
  3. Add in the dates with their liquid, together with the vanilla essence. Mix well and pour into a well-greased 8″ (20 cm) cake tin. (Use a smaller tin for a thicker cake)
  4. Bake at 180°C for 35 minutes. Check with a skewer to ensure it is cooked. Leave to cool while you make the sauce…
  5. Melt the butter in a pan, add the sugar and the cream and bring to the boil gently with stirring.
  6. Simmer the sauce gently for 5 minutes with stirring.
  7. Turn the cake out onto a plate and bodge lots of holes in it with a chopstick. Pour on about half of the sauce, ensuring that the holes fill up with sauce. Leave for 30 minutes.
  8. To serve, pour some warmed sauce onto a slice of the cake. Drool!
Titli's Tips
If you don’t like dates you can add other dried fruits like apricots or prunes or raisins, but dates are definitely best!

Crème fraiche can be substituted for whipping cream if you need to.

Serve with cream, custard or ice-cream but make sure you serve smallish portions. Like most British desserts this pudding is rather fattening :-/

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 378 18%
Calories from Fat 171
Total Fat 19.0g 29%
Saturated Fat 11.7g 58%
Unsaturated Fat 5.9g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 51.4g 17%
Dietary Fibre 1.7g 6%
Sugars 39.4g
Protein 3.0g 6%
Cholesterol 76.1mgs 25%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.